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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a tropical plant grown in many homes. The jelly-like substance found in the leaves is used to treat minor burns and cuts. It may also be used to treat skin problems associated with HIV and anti-HIV drugs. As with burns or cuts, the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Appendix B: References to Research on Herbal Therapies

Aloe Vera Volger BK, Ernst E. Aloe vera: a systematic review of its clinical effectiveness. British Journal of General Practice 1999;49(447):823-8; Montaner JS, Gill J, et al. Double-blind placebo-controlled pilot trial of acemannan in advanced... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Disconnected: Incarceration Cuts You Off From Your Social Network -- and HIV Thrives on That

Most people are not surprised to learn that HIV infections cluster in jail and prison inmates. At any given time, there are over 2.2 million adults in U.S. jails and prisons, and one of every seven HIV-infected Americans are released from these... Read more »
Ask the Experts

aloe vera and HIV

can an HIV person who is not yet on treatment use aloe vera juice as an immune booster...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While touted by some as an immune booster, there's little compelling scientific evidence that aloe does much. A recent publication of a tiny series of patients from Nigeria <a... 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 »

aloe vera juice

Will taking aloe vera juice for gerd interfere with my hiv meds? I tske sustiva,Kaletra, and isentress....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.There aren't any significant interactions between aloe and your HIV medications. Let us know how the aloe works for your GERD.Be well,BY... Read more »

Is it safe to consume OTC Aloe Vera Juice with

I was diagnosed with AIDS three months ago and have just begun a combination of Famvir, Zerit, Viracept, Epivir, and temporarily, Sulfameth/Trimethoprim to prevent pneumonia. I am not asking for advice as to whether Aloe Vera Juice is effective...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I think it is OK. But this type of possible drug interaction is not completely understood.Alvan Fisher, M.D.... Read more »
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Beware people pushing "Aloe Vera" for HIV !

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 5 Replies
It's important to remember this Forum can be entered by anybody. Anybody can post here. And some people are here to try and make money out of us by offering to share with us magical cures for HIV/AIDS.

I have just received yet another email from a... Read more »

HIV from sharing creams?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I borrowed hydrocortizone cream with aloe from a neighboor they had been using on the baby. If the baby had HIV and I used the same ointment could I get HIV? Read more »

How's is everyone??

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Jackie - Are you and the family OK? I know that Sunday was a trying time for you. I hope all is well.
MC, PVS and all the anom's, hoping everything is well for you guys too. =)
Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of days. I just needed a break... Read more »

question for PVS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
PVS: I have read a lot of your posts and you seem to have very specific information. Where do you get your data from? Thanks.

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