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Astragalus Treatment Of Hepatitis

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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 of the clinical information about astralagus comes from studies in which it is used with other herbs. In... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alarming Incidence of Hepatitis C Virus Re-Infection After Treatment of Sexually Acquired Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection in HIV-Infected MSM

The seroprevalence of sexually transmitted HCV among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam is stabilizing, recent data show. Little is known, however, about the incidence of HCV re-infection in MSM who have cleared HCV. In the current study, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Schering-Plough Hepatitis C Treatment More Effective Than Roche Treatment, Especially Among Obese Patients, Study Says

Schering-Plough 's Peg-Intron treatment is more effective at eliminating the hepatitis C virus than Roche 's Pegasys treatment, particularly for obese patients, according to a small, informal retrospective study released this week at the annual... Read more »
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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
Thanks for your comments and questions.I'm personally not an expert on Asian herbals, though am aware of claims of immune enhancement by these extracts. Despite some publications of small clinical trials in hepatitis B, none, to my knowledge... Read more »

Astragalus

Is it okay to take Astragalus with HAART....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
We have no interaction data at all. I would not take it if i was youNelson... Read more »

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.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.My question is why do you need additional immune "boost"? From the sounds of it you're already doing well on your HIV medications.I'd save the money and the risk of new side effects or of unknown drug-drug... Read more »

My mom's treatment for Hepatitis C

Hey, my mom has Hepatitis C and she doesn't know if she wants to take the Hepatitis C treatment or not cause she is worried. She is 51 and she just learned of it last year and she got it through several blood transfusions prior to 1992. She...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
A liver biopsy is really important to determine the stage of disease. Particularly if someone is reluctant to take the therapy a biopsy is the one piece of information that can help make a decision easier. The side effects of Peg and ribavirin are... Read more »
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Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

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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 stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »

HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

Posted by Anonymous

HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

NATAP is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 Federal tax status. Its
mission is to educate individuals about HIV and hepatitis treatment as well
as to advocate on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. NATAP... Read more »

Ventana de Hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Otra pregunta que creo que no est planteada en este foro y considero de vital importancia:

-De cuanto tiempo es el periodo ventana de la Hepatitis?

Muchas Gracias THE BODY! Read more »

Informacin hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous
El perfil de los marcadores serolgicos en la infeccin aguda est claramente definida y permite seguir en cada paciente la evolucin de la infeccin. A las 6 semanas despus de la infeccin viral se detectan HBsAg y marcadores de replicacin viral activa... Read more »