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Herpes Hiv And Garlic

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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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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 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
This is an important issue.There have only been a handful of supplements whose safety and drug 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... Read more »

Garlic, interactions with HIV meds

There is an all natural multi-vitamin/mineral supplement (no synthetic forms), but it contains odorless Garlic. The supplement provides 100 mg. of Garlic per day. Do you know if it would have any interactions or negative effects on Sustiva and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There are no interaction data that I am aware of with garlic and the regimen that you are on. This also appears to be a modest dose of garlic compared with the relatively high dose (4 grams raw garlic) that was shown to lower saquanivir (Fortovase)... Read more »

garlic and hiv meds

My domestic partner has been taking truvada and viramune for several years now. He is Italian and eats a LOT of garlic that is sauteed. I read that allicin in garlic can induce the P-450 liver enzyme. But I also know that allicin is degraded by...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.As far as I know, there are no clinically significant interactions between garlic (raw or cooked) and HIV medications. Indeed, if his HIV viral load is suppressed through all that terrific Italian food, this is proof... 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 »

HPV+ Herpes Outbreak+ Oral sex w/ HIV+ parter=HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received oral sex from a girl who is HIV+. I have some genital warts from HPV and had a Herpes Outbreak at the time. Am I infected with HIV? What are my chanes? Are there any documented cases or could I be a first? I am married and need URGENT... Read more »

Herpes and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know this answer. I am waiting on an HIV test. Last possible exposure over 10 years. Have had various symptoms...how possible is it to never have herpes outbreak or symptoms and then have them while having HIV symptoms as well with... Read more »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »