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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at www.neuropathy.org and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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Quercetin-Black Tea/Green Tea and Atripla

Is there any interaction between Black or Green Tea and Atripla. Both teas have the antioxidant quercetin which is supposed to help the immune system, according to The University of Michigan. Please advise! ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
to my knowledge no data on drug interaction (or effectiveness) between black or green tea and efavirenz or Atripla. If any reader knows of a reference please post. I would not expect a clinically significant interaction but recommend informing your... Read more »

is green tea helpful?

I've read some articles stating that a substance in green tea called "CATECHIN" can suppress the HIV virus . is that true? if it's true then does that mean i should drink green tea as much as possible? but what about the...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Catechin is one among "billions and billions" (thanks Carl Sagan!) of substances that may inhibit HIV activity and reproduction "in vitro" (outside the body). This finding leads us to wonder if it should be strongly investigated... Read more »

Does Green Tea Help

Hello I'm 20 y/o and I have tested positive I have always been a fan of green tea and it was during a routine check up that I found out that I was positive I'm not sure how long I have had this status but I have been healthy. Do you think...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many if not most patients with HIV are asymptomatic for years so the lack of symptoms does not indicate that drinking green tea is protective of your health. There is no good data demonstrating that green tea has a clinical benefit in HIV+ patients.... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy AGAIN after starting meds

Hi there,I have been HIV positive since October 2007. I am healthy and I have been doing well. In November 2011, I decided to start meds because my CD4 count went down to 480 and my viral load was 6,000. So on November 8th, I started complera. After...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
True HIV drug related peripheral neuropathy would rarely start in the finger tips so I would suspect some other factor or cause. If develops further a consultation with a HIV experienced neurologist might be helpful. KH... Read more »
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Green tea?

Posted by franfrog



Green Tea Blocks HIV in Test Tubes

Too Soon to Know if Green Tea Will Do the Same in People

By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Ann Edmundson
on Thursday, May 25, 2006

May 25, 2006 -- An antioxidant in green tea may block HIV, the virus... Read more »

Neuropathy. Please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative at 3 months. But soon after that I started feeling severe pain on my legs and feet. No I dont feel anything, but is like one day in dont feel nothing the next 2 or 3 days i feel terrible pain. Can it be hiv related neuropathy? Why... Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

NEUROPATHY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »