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Bitter Melon As Hiv Therapy

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karela (bitter melon) and hiv drugs

Can eating karela ( bitter melon) interact with hiv drugs. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Not much published information regarding potential drug interactions. For general summary on bitter melon (limited published clinical data overall) see http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/bitter-melon from the Sloan Kettering website.Cant comment... Read more »

bitter herbs...cure?

im reading different articles online and researching alot since i would want to pro long my life... Read more »

BITTER GROUD JUICE

Hi Doctore,I have searched in internet bitter ground helps in reducing the high cholesterol... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington, D.C.: Turning Bitter Experience to Better Treatment

The HIV/AIDS nonprofit Women's Collective provides testing and other services from a strip mall storefront in Northeast Washington. The one-floor clinic has a staff of 18 and operates on a $1.6 million budget, of which $300,000 comes from the city,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a tropical plant grown in many homes. The jelly-like substance found in the leaves is used to treat minor burns and cuts. It may also be used to treat skin problems associated with HIV and anti-HIV drugs. As with burns or cuts, the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Grapefruit Seed

Grapefruit seed extract is made by crushing and grinding the seeds of grapefruits. It's a very acidic liquid with a bitter taste. This extract is used commercially to sterilize some foods for animals and to disinfect surfaces in hospitals. When sold... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Managing Long-Term Side of Effects of HIV Therapy

You've Come a Long Way, Baby Antiretroviral therapy (HAART, ART, or anti-HIV medicines) has indeed come a long way in the last 25 years. ART has allowed for individuals who are HIV-positive to live longer lives. New ART medicines and classes of ART... Read more »
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A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
While still struggling to come to terms with my HIV+ status, I received an e-mail from a woman I didnt know, informing me that the man who had infected me was a talented conman who operates by cleverly manipulating women for sex and money,... Read more »

Bitter and sweet

Posted by bobsstar1979, 4 Replies
In april i met the most beautiful man that after about 4 weeks I knew I was going to spend the rest of my life with him. I asked him to marry me and although he didn't say yes, it didn't stop him from dating me. Then in june I was diagnosed being... Read more »

THERE ARE BITTER PEOPLE ON HERE

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For people asking questions about window periods, and testing be careful to not listen to the 3 to 6 month answers. Yes the CDC says 3 to 6 months but they are coservative. I have also heard after 8 weeks 95 percents of hiv infections are dtected.... Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in comments on this hope. Read more »