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Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Sometimes this information is truly not available. However, if it seems like people don't want to answer your questions, be extra careful. You might be dealing with a health fraud. See Fact Sheet 206 , How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud, for more information. Why Aren't There More Studies of Alternative Therapies? Alternative therapies aren't always designed to treat a particular illness: Some alternative therapies treat the whole person, not an...
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Alternative Medicine options - reply to Dr. Pierone's question

Dr. Pierone, thank you very much for answering my question. My cousin is from Santa Ana (city), El Salvador (country) in central america. I believe they have some aid, but I don't know what exactly is offered. My cousin sought help after he...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There are studies that show zinc supplements may help with wound healing and this can be given as part of a multi-vitamin or separately. There are also some people with neuropathy due to B12 deficiency, but usually that would cause numbness in both... Read more »

alternative agents for primary pcp prophylaxis in patients intolerant ofbactrim and g6pd deficient with a positive ppd

Please advise regarding alternative agents for primary pcp prophylaxis forsomeone who is neutropenic on three times a weekBactrim, G6PD deficient, PPD positive and has a history of upper extremityosteomyelitis with purulent draining lesions,CD4...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
This sounds like a good test question for the infectious disease board exam!First, the patient needs TB prophylaxis if he hasn't already had it: one yearof isoniazid along with vitamin B6.Alternatives for PCP prophylaxis depend a little on how... Read more »

Testosterone Deficiency

After being on Testosteron injections of 200 mg. every 2 week for about 4 years now, my level has remained abnormaly low for 12 weeks. Last report it was 165 total test. My doctor also prescribes Testoderm tts patch to use after the first week as...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Unfortunately, I have never seen HCG work in HIV patients. It does seem to help in the weight lifters who have used testosterone,but HIV is different. Some people just need more testosterone. I would increase your dose to weekly injections of 200... Read more »

Testosterone deficiency

I got my first lab work results back (after initial diagnosis of being HIV positive) and my doc showed me I had a 5.8 level of testosterone. She said the normal levels start at 6.5 (I think that's correct). Should I get on some therapy for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Between 25 and 45 percent of all male HIVers suffer from low testosterone. It can lead to loss of energy, appetite, weight, muscle and bone mass, sex drive and even your rosy outlook on life! Low testosterone is the most common hormonal... Read more »
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Holistic Medicine: From Alternative to Mainstream?

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Holistic Medicine: From Alternative to Mainstream?

It is claimed that a paradigm shift is occurring in our health care system as alternative medicine begins to compete with orthodox medicine to become the... Read more »


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Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like,, or

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Alternative Meds

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Are there any alternative medicines or herbs one could take to assist in this disease?

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Beyond Flat Earth Medicine

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I am an AIDS Dissident Scientific and Alternative Health Consumer Advocate.

Please understand the burden of proof is upon the affirmative theory in science. So, it is not up for Dissidents to prove 'HIV' is not the cause of 'AIDS' or is not... Read more »