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Garlic And Hiv

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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
...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 do indeed have a very significant interaction with at least 1 HIV medication, the protease... Read more »

Garlic, interactions with HIV meds

There is an all natural multi-vitamin/mineral supplement (no synthetic forms), but it contains... Read more »

Garlic Pills and HIV med interactions

I have been on combivir and sustiva since January 05. It is me again. My initial counts were CD4=0... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Garlic

... Garlic ( Allium sativum ) has been used worldwide to treat a variety of infections. HIV-positive people may use it to treat conditions Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Garlic Supplements Can Impede HIV Medication

...have found garlic supplements can cause a potentially harmful side effect when combined with a type of medication to treat HIV/AIDS. Investigators from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) observed garlic supplements sharply reduced blood... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Garlic and Saquinavir Interactions

...discussions regarding this research come to the same conclusion: More research is needed to understand the interaction between garlic and HIV medications. It is also agreed that caution should be used when taking supplemental garlic with HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...as vitamins or herbs. While most of these havenot been studied with HIV drugs, St. John's Wort (an herbal anti-depressant)and garlic supplements have been shown to affect the levels of some HIV drugs.St. John's Wort should not be taken with any... Read more »
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Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...would return. I did some research and found that OHL could cause this but only in individuals that had late stages or advanced AIDS. Ive been taking Garlic pills lately and it seemed to go away. I know this may sound ridiculous but honestly it... Read more »

GINSENG and other antioident

Posted by AaronK, 2 Replies
...proven that this herb boost tcells... pls help me.... because if there were natural medications that boost tcells and fight hiv maybe it can do what norvir does and boost the medcations...catching my drift... HIV medcations is toxic and our... Read more »

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 »