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St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

What Is St. John's Wort? What Are the Benefits of St. John's Wort? Why Do People With HIV Use St. John's Wort? How Is St. John's Wort Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? The Bottom Line What Is St. John's Wort? St. John's Wort is a flowering plant. ("Wort" is an old English word for an herb or plant.) It grows in many parts of the world. Its scientific name is hypericum perforatum. All of the...
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Took some St. John's Wort on atripla.

I was having some mild sore throat symptoms due to allergies and weather changes with the start of spring. I bough some natural throat spray to help with the symptoms I sprayed my throat about 6 times over the past 2 days. When I looked over the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Your right to question whether supplements might interfere with your HIV medications; frequently, their interactions are not well studied.St. John's wort is one of the supplements that is known to interact with... Read more »

saint john's wort - valerian and meds for hiv

hello i have not getting a lot of sleep for the last two months (5 to 6 hours the most every night)I have been told that saint John's wort has an anti depression benefits that promotes to a good night sleep. Valerian is also a well known herb...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.It's good that you're looking at possible drug-drug interactions between your HIV drugs and supplements.The regimen that you're on, in particular Isentress, is known for having limited potential for such... Read more »

st johns wort

Can i take SJW with Buspar?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
St Johns Wort should not be a problem combined with BuSpar.However, St Johns Wort causes very significant interactions with many antiretroviral drugs. It induces the metabolism of several protease inhibitors and other ARTs, and can lead to lower... Read more »

False negative HIV test from St John's wort?

Hi Would taking daily supplements such as St Johns Wort cause a false negative HIV test?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No.... Read more »
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taking st. john's wort?

Posted by Anonymous
I am working on a cover story for US News and World Report about dietary supplements. There have been some findings that taking St. John's Wort can interfere with the effectiveness of protease inhibitors. If this has happened to you or you know of... Read more »

John Hopkin's

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I would like to point out John Hopkin's Aids Service please read the publications about HIV tests and Symptoms and please don't bother Dr. Joel with Worried Well questions read the archives everything under the sun has been asked.I am a IV Drug user... Read more »

Yes, another oral worry wort!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
About 3 years ago, I was the insertive partner in fellatio. I do not know the HIV status of the guy that "performed". In fact, I had never met him in my life. (stupid, I know) However, after this incident, I came down with the worst sore throat... Read more »

John in London

Posted by Anonymous
How is your prognosis going, John??

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