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Effects Of Aloe Vera On Hiv

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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

Appendix B: References to Research on Herbal Therapies

Aloe Vera Volger BK, Ernst E. Aloe vera: a systematic review of its clinical effectiveness. British Journal of General Practice 1999;49(447):823-8; Montaner JS, Gill J, et al. Double-blind placebo-controlled pilot trial of acemannan in advanced... Read more »
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Current Research on the Mechanisms Causing Lipoatrophy and Potential Treatments

Differential Effect of HIV Protease Inhibitors on Adipogenesis: Intracellular Ritonavir Is Not Sufficient to Inhibit Differentiation (Poster 724) Authored by C. Vernochet, S. Azoulay, D. Duval, R. Guedj, G. Ailhaud, C. Dani A Prospective Cohort... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is it safe to consume OTC Aloe Vera Juice with

I was diagnosed with AIDS three months ago and have just begun a combination of Famvir, Zerit, Viracept, Epivir, and temporarily, Sulfameth/Trimethoprim to prevent pneumonia. I am not asking for advice as to whether Aloe Vera Juice is effective...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I think it is OK. But this type of possible drug interaction is not completely understood.Alvan Fisher, M.D.... Read more »

ALOE VERA GEL and FOREVER PRODUCTS AND ATRIPLA

I have just bought aloe vera ,Forever lite Ultra with aminotein shake, garcinia plus and forever bee pollen tablets to loose weight and i also take atripla. Is there any interactions between the two??? i have tried for any info and there is none....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.As far as I can tell, there are no significant interactions between your HIV medications and the supplements you've listed.For additional background on the effects and safety of complementary and alternative medicines,... Read more »

Aloe vera in Nigeria

i am a young widow and lives in nigeria. i find find out about my status two yrs ago. i am yet to start any med. two months ago when i did my cd4, it 550. how soon do you think i should start taking my drug, again i am always having headach. can...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
With a CD4 count of 550 this indicates that you are in a safe range of immune function. When you say taking your drug again does this refer to a combination pill against HIV? Headache has many causes and with a CD4 count of 550 it is very unlikely... Read more »

aloe vera and HIV

can an HIV person who is not yet on treatment use aloe vera juice as an immune booster...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While touted by some as an immune booster, there's little compelling scientific evidence that aloe does much. A recent publication of a tiny series of patients from Nigeria <a... Read more »
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Beware people pushing "Aloe Vera" for HIV !

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 5 Replies
It's important to remember this Forum can be entered by anybody. Anybody can post here. And some people are here to try and make money out of us by offering to share with us magical cures for HIV/AIDS.

I have just received yet another email from a... Read more »

HIV from sharing creams?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I borrowed hydrocortizone cream with aloe from a neighboor they had been using on the baby. If the baby had HIV and I used the same ointment could I get HIV? Read more »

Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »

treatment to clamidia effect hiv window

Posted by mistake1, 1 Reply
My question is say the hospital had treated someone for clamidia, which is antiboitics of doxycline and a shot of peniciline would this prolong the hiv window period . thankyou Read more »