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Does Eating Garlic Help The Hiv Medications

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The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Table of Contents Introduction How Drugs Are Metabolized Drugs That Slow Down Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself Introduction In order for a drug to work properly, you must take the correct dose so thatyou have the...
Ask the Experts

what to eat and what not to eat

I am from Cameroon and have been diagnosed HIV Positive with a CD4 of 379 of late, and not taking any HIV treatment drugs. What are the things i should eat so as to keeps my CD4 up and if I get fatigue what are the drugs i should take for first aid
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...All-in-One SolutionIntroductionStaying healthy when you're HIV positive is about so much more than taking antiretrovirals. Yes, HIV medications are the most important part of the equation for most people. However, they're not the whole story: For... Read more »

garlic

am 62kg & on ARVs can i use garlic
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...protease inhibitors and possibly NNRTIs (nevirapine or efavirenz). Garlic in large enough doses could decrease the levels of these HIV medications in your blood, making them less effective. The dose of garlic that was shown to significantly lower... Read more »

Garlic and Hiv

I just read online that Garlic can interfere with hiv medications,is this true? I mentioned this awhile back to my doctor and she said she never heard that and that it`s good for me ? Please help ! Dave
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...This is an important issue.There have only been a handful of supplements whose safety and drug interactions with HIV medications have been well studied. Even then, it's only a subset of HIV drugs that have been analyzed.Yes, garlic supplements... Read more »

Garlic & The Liver

I have heard that garlic is not good for the liver when your enzymes are not at normal levels. A couple of years I was diagnosed with fatty liver disease and have been working hard at losing weight and eating in a much more healthy manner, yet the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...High dose medicinal garlic is used to treat many conditions but firm data supporting that practice is lacking. Garlic can interact with either protease Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...found in the body also help control it. Some antibiotics kill these helpful bacteria and cause an outbreak of candidiasis. Treating candidiasis will not get rid of the yeast, but will keep it under control. Treatments can be local or systemic.... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...levels of the drug in the blood than the capsule. There is a great potential for interactions between itraconazole and many anti-HIV drugs. For more information, read Project Inform's publication, Drug Interactions . Fungizone (amphotericin B)... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe Read more »
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GARLIC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'M IN SOUTH AFRICA AND OUR HEALTH MINISTER HAS BEEN TELLING PEOPLE TO EAT GARLIC TO HELP WITH INFECTIONS...SO BEING A SCIENTIST THAT I AM I HAVE BEEN DOING SO. IT DOES HELP TREMENDOUSLY. I AM NOT ON ANY MEDS, Read more »

GINSENG and other antioident

Posted by AaronK, 2 Replies
...dapsone? ... i heard that it makes people on antidepression meds... have a manic episode... and other effects... anyways... i like eating super foods... berrys... and i recently came arcoss acai berrys and goji berrys... but on the back it says... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Still scrambling

Posted by frogant, 2 Replies
...anti-biotic for precaution and go for more bloodwork in 10 days - I really dont want to start on meds so soon! So Im on vit sups and eating garlic ......any ideas to boost my cd4 count? Ive just started facing this now which is why Im here, I... Read more »