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Astragalus Treatment Of Hepatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including
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Treatment suggestion for Hepatitis C virus

My father is suffering from Hepatitis C virus (Genotype 3A). Doctor suggested for treatment of medicine with pegasys and ribavirin for 48 weeks. Is this treatment will be fine or else there is some other good treatment. Thanks
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
These are the only available treatments right now.My only comment is that we usually only treat HCV genotype 3 with six months of treatment. Their decision to treat longer may be due to your father's stage of disease....You will want to discuss.... Read more »

astragalus and korean ginseng

Hi Doctor Young, Thank you for being such a caring and compassionate doctor! I have read in various sources and also on the internet that astragalus and korean ginseng may be beneficial to promoting healthy immune system in hiv individuals. I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...HIV medications, there won't be any risk of drug interactions and possible genesis of drug resistant HIV.If you choose to use astragalus and korean ginseng; I'd certainly let your healthcare provider know. Maybe you could have monitoring of your... Read more »

Should I Start Hep C Treatment Now?

Dear Doctor Dieterich,Thank you in advance for your time. I am a 40 year old HIV/HCV infected female. I am asymptomatic and healthy with a good T-Cell count and low viral load and have been infected for approximately 12 years. I am currently on...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear young lady,It sounds like the herbs did this. I don't think it is the Ziagen. However you should get your MD to check your lactic acid. Your genotype is very favorable and it sounds like your biopsy is too. If I were you , I would wait for the... Read more »

alternative treatments for Hepatitis C

Are there alternative treatments for Hep C ie alpha lipoic acid, etc when the body is not strong enough to withstand the traditional treatment?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are no proven alternative treatments for hepatitis C unfortunately. I am hoping that patients like you will have access to new therapies in a few years. Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Astragalus

... Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) is a bone marrow stimulant that can be purchased alone or in many combinations of Chinese herbs. Most Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

A Look at Hepatitis

...people with chronic liver disease. The following are some herbs that have been used: milk thistle, licorice root, dandelion, astragalus, bupleurum, garlic, artichoke, thioctic, black walnut, zhi zi, da huang, long dan cho, long dan xie gan tang,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SpanishTreatment/Archive/LaPrueba/Q172788.html). Here the good doctor advises that if co infected with hepatitis, he recommends TESTING BOTH AT 6 AND 12 MONTHS????? Any comments and or ideas on this??? Read more »

Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
...This article Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic Read more »