Astragalus And Hiv

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Astragalus root

HI Dr. YoungMany thanks for your work here. i had heard that astragalus root is good for the immune system and can stimulate t-cell production. Do you have an opinion on taking astagaqlus root in adition to hiv meds?also i am currently on trizivir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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