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Garlic Supplement And St. John's Wort

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St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

What Is St. John's Wort? What Are the Benefits of St. John's Wort? Why Do People With HIV Use St. John's Wort? How Is St. John's Wort Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? The Bottom Line What Is St. John's Wort? St. John's Wort is a flowering plant. ("Wort" is an old English word for an herb or plant.) It grows in many parts of the world. Its scientific name is hypericum perforatum. All of the...
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False negative HIV test from St John's wort?

Hi Would taking daily supplements such as St Johns Wort cause a false negative HIV test?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
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St. John's Wort Ingredient and Atripla

I purchased some herbal tea supplement tea that has organic St. John's Wort Leaf and Flower in it as one of many blends of herbs ingredients (Valerian Root extract 20mg, Passion Flower Extract 10mg, and proprietary blend of herbs(Licrice Root,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is concern that use of St Johns wort can decrease the levels of the efavirenz in Atripla. Though the amount of St Johns wort in the herbal tea may be minimal that may be difficult to determine so the best general advice would be to avoid St... Read more »

st. john's wort

Does St. John's Worth interfere with antiretrovirals?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, St. John's Wort is known to lower antiretroviral medication levels. This is a potentially life threatening drug interaction because it may lead to failure of the antiretrovirals and/or development of viral resistance.St. John's Wort... Read more »

Took some St. John's Wort on atripla.

I was having some mild sore throat symptoms due to allergies and weather changes with the start of spring. I bough some natural throat spray to help with the symptoms I sprayed my throat about 6 times over the past 2 days. When I looked over the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Your right to question whether supplements might interfere with your HIV medications; frequently, their interactions are not well studied.St. John's wort is one of the supplements that is known to interact with... Read more »
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taking st. john's wort?

Posted by Anonymous
I am working on a cover story for US News and World Report about dietary supplements. There have been some findings that taking St. John's Wort can interfere with the effectiveness of protease inhibitors. If this has happened to you or you know of... Read more »

Vitamins and supplements

Posted by Blixer, 6 Replies
Does anyone have recommendations for a recommended daily vitamin and supplement routine. I've done some searches but haven't found anything that is greatly helpful. I've never been one to take a daily vitamin but now I'm thinking that anything I can... Read more »

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I lost my resistance to almost every med!

Posted by Anonymous
Hey out there i thought i would give some hope!
I was resistant to almost every medication but my last genotpe shows i got almost all of them back. I'm only resistant to one now and possibly resistant to two and they are all in the same catagory-... Read more »