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Herbs For Treating Vaginal Dryness

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Gynecological Problems and HIV/AIDS

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms...
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Herbs and HIV

HI doctor. can Herbs treat (not cure) HIV better than the drugs we have. If no, why not. I used herbs (some type of dough)on my pilonidal cyst wound (huge) that wouldn't heal by itself and it healed it in 2 weeks. I guess I'm talking in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello U. of Mich. Stud,If you get into medical school, chances are you'll change your mind rather quickly about medications versus herbs in the treatment of significant diseases. I will point out that many medications were developed from herbs... Read more »

Chinese Herbs

Hi,Do you think that it is okay to take chinese herbs in conjunction with antiretrovirals?...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.There are possible interactions between herbal therapies and anti-HIV medications. Some common examples are St. John's wort will cause changes in tyhe blood levels of many anti-HIV medications such as protease... Read more »

Herb and HIV drug interactions

Is there a web-site to check the drug interactions with various herbs? I google and just get random information. I am taking Norivir, Reyataz, Ziagen and Viread. I want to take a virus elimination herb that includes Burdock Root, Ashwagandha Root,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I'd be cautious about adding untested products or supplements, particularly when your taking Norvir (ritonavir)-- this medication has the greatest potential to cause negative drug-drug interactions.I'll start my... Read more »

Aloe Vera, other exotic herbs and HIV

I am an HIV+ man and was reading about the benefits of Aloe Vera. I've read that it helps with the boost of the immune system and also the digestive tract. I take reyataz, truvada, and norvir contact and find that i have diarrhea more than...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
We used to use Aloe Vera in the 90's when we had no options to treat HIV besides nucleosides. It caused us to have diarrhea and GI upset and we saw no increases in CD4 cells at all. No data on this product makes me not jump to take it for my... Read more »
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vaginal discharge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed with gonorrhea about a month ago. I was treated and retested. The retest came back as undetected. I have also gone in for a full STD testing. I won't know the results until next week. I don't really have any syptoms of anything,... Read more »

Can vaginal warts go away on their own???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was just wondering if vaginal warts can just go away or if you have to get them removed???????????????? Read more »

Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White and... Read more »

vaginal yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could a woman have yeast infections and never know she has one say if she was hiv pos would she continue to have yeast infections that would never require treatment

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