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Coconut Oil Benefits For Neuropathy

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Coconut oil

I am starting on Atripla very soon. It is my first time on medication, but I have also read about the benefits of Coconut oil. Is it truly effective when added to medication...or even by itself?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
I don't think that this has been studied; I suppose there could be benefit, but there could be negative interactions too.In my view, why risk the success of a well studied, peer reviewed and internationally recommended regimen (Atripla) with... Read more »

Coconut Oil Studies Effects on HIV

Hello,I'm curious as to what your opinions are of the studies on Coconut Oil with the link... Read more »

Does coconut oil works

Hello Dr. lee i'm a 33/m poz 2yrs 5mths Seb again. Does coconot oil really reduces viral... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the... Read more »
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Exercise: The Best Therapy for Managing Side Effects

There are many benefits of exercise in HIV disease. Besides the evident improved self-image, energy level, and mental outlook, several research studies performed with HIV-positive people have found the following clinical benefits in body composition... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Benefits of Diet, Supplements, and Exercise in HIV Care

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Virgin Coconut Oil

Posted by garcia, 2 Replies
Hi all,

Stumbled across some new and promising developments on the subject of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) which my father put me on to.
Being the skeptic that I am, I'm not about to jump onto any bandwagons, but I thought it might be an idea to spread... Read more »

Coconut Oil

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Have any of you heard about virgin coconut oil. I was reading a book on it because I'm taking it for another issue and I found mention of it actually being used in Hiv / Aids Research. This book says that it is able to slow down the progression and... Read more »


Posted by thedingoman
I DO NOT WISH TO ENGAGE IN ANY ONLINE DEBATES ABOUT THIS OLD "CURE/REMEDY" THAT HAS RECENTLY RESURFACED. Im posting this for those who are newly infected. Im seeing the snake oil salesmen coming back through various groups and other forums on the... Read more »

Treatment options for Neuropathy

Posted by Neuropathypain, 1 Reply
I have suffered from Neuropathy since 2000. At first they thought it was the Zerit that I was on becuase a side effect was Neuropathy and it could go away, it never did it just got worse. I have tried every drug from Neurotin to Lyrica with no pain... Read more »