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Alternative Methods Of Treating Hiv

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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 treatment methods

Since being diagnosed recently with HIV, I have actively searched for information regarding the treatment for HIV/Aids. What are your comments on non-medical websites that preach a cure or an effective lifestyle for HIV/Aids individuals? E.g.,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Call me a science geek, but I find that most of these are a "flash in the pan". Indeed, sites that try to convince persons with advanced disease from taking combination therapies for HIV are irresponsible, if not unethical.We have several... Read more »

Alternative Feminine Hygiene Disposal Method

Dear Nancy,I felt it my duty to let you and other women know that there is an alternative to the little metal disposal units for disposing of soiled feminine hygiene products. At least in NE Ohio. Our office building has a hands-free unit that...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Thanks for the information. It does sound more hygienic. I trust you're already aware that touching or cleaning out a container for used napkins is not a risk for acquiring HIV, but this device could lower the risk for contact with hepatitis B.... Read more »

Alternative medicine HIV

Dear Doc,Can anyone doctor there kindly highlight me is there any other alternative medicine that can help to bring back the CD4 to normal? What is the normal count of CD4? I have a friend whom have been HIV+ for the last 12 years and still...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
There is no "alternative" medicine that has been shown to restore CD4 cell levels to normal (despite the unregulated marketing of such products).Truth is, that some lucky persons ("long-term non-progressors" or "elite... Read more »

Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best we can offer is relative levels of risk associated with various sexual activities. Check out Table 1 in the CDC document about nPEP. It can be found at www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5402.pdf. However, it's important to note there are... Read more »
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the method of exposing the immune system .....

Posted by Anonymous
8-14-97 The method of exposing the immune system to parts of HIV
in advanced evolved forms can be made more effective if the
immune system is prepard in advance for this treatment. People
with HIV infection receive some of this preparation but the... Read more »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like http://www.aidsrealitycheck.org, http://www.actupsf.com/, http://www.healaids.com/ or http://aliveandwell.org/

Any truth to these sites? Who to believe:... Read more »

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

Posted by purdeyp, 3 Replies
Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum - have been diagnosed with HIV for almost 10 years and not on any treatment. Am keen to keep it for that way as long as possible, so am interested to hear from people who have found alternative therapies -... Read more »

Alternatives

Posted by Abby, 3 Replies
Hi there,
I am 24 and diagnosed only 6 months ago. I am astonished at the lack of information on websites for alternative treatments / therapies?? Im not on antivirals, I dont need to be and my main goal is to not go on them by doing everything I... Read more »