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Garlic Oil For Hiv And Herpes

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Cholesteral and Garlic?

Have been HIV+ for almost 10 years. On Viramune, Viracept, Epivir, & Ziagen since Ziagen was approved. On Diflucan and Bactrim also. Cholesterol 280 with lipids of 600. A year ago, chol was 325 with lipids of 490. I eat oatmeal daily but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is concern that garlic may lower the levels of protease inhibitors. Fish oil, statins, and niacin may have some positive impact. The ACTG is soon opening a study looking a once a day niacin. Pravastatin and atorvastatin can lower the LDL... 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
Hello,"Can You?" Sure."Should You?" Well, that depends. Are you cooking something Italian? Are their werewolves stalking your neighborhood? Do you want to drive away an annoying boyfriend with impressive bad breath?Ok, kidding... Read more »

Garlic supplements to lower cholesterol/triglycerides?

God bless you all for the wonderful work you continue to do for people like me. It is greatly appreciated. My 12 year old child has high cholesterol and triglycerides since being on Kaletra, Ziagen and Zerit. I have been giving him Omega 3 fish oil...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is concern that garlic can decrease the levels of protease inhibtors (and thus their effectiveness) so use of garlic in a person on Kaletra is not recommended. Diet and exercise and use of fibrates can decrease the triglyceride levels in most... Read more »

garlic

I am taking combiver/nevaripine with good results, I wanted to bring my cholestrol levels down as they are 7.7, i currently take fish oils, exercise and eat healthy and was advised to take garlic supplements such as natural unique. Would taking this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is a concern that garlic could induce changes in liver metabolism which could decrease the levels of the nevirapine--I would not recommend use of garlic because of that. KH... 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, I HAVE BEEN POS FOR 3 YEARS. I USE ONLY... 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 »

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 »

SNAKE OIL "CURE ALL" SALESMEN ARE BACK - BEWARE!

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 »