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Hiv And Medicinal Herbs

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HIV+ and Herb Medicine

My CD4 is 304 and have yet to begin treatment(waiting on my doctor to say so). In the meantime, I was told by a nurse start taking herb medicine named Selenium-200mcg-once daily with one-a-day men multivitamin. I have been doing this for a couple...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...no concern. There is no significant difference between those CD4 counts or viral load. However, that CD4 count indicates that HIV treatment should be started. 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... Read more »

Anti-HIV with herb!

I am a AIDS patient in CHINA, i heard about herbal medicine is useful, so could you pls do me a... Read more »
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Herbs, Supplements and HIV

...Beware! Conclusion Herbal Side Effects Chart Additional Information NIH Study Cautions Use of St. John's Wort With Anti-HIV Drugs Selenium and HIV Vitamin A (Beta-Carotine and Retinoids) and Anti-HIV Drug Interactions Vitamin E,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uganda Bans Iranian HIV/AIDS, TB Herb

...government on Friday banned the distribution and use of an herb, Khomeini, used by some Iranian health care workers to treat HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, Xinhua News Agency reports. Uganda's Minister of State for Health Alex Kamugisha said that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Drug Based on Chinese Herb Might Be Effective Treatment for HIV

...eradicate (Henderson, Boston Globe , 8/7). The drug has been shown to reduce HIV viral loads by as much as 90% ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 6/8). Because bevirimat functions at a later stage in the virus' life cycle than protease inhibitors,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Herbalism

... What Is Herbalism? Why Do People With HIV Use Chinese Herbalism? How Are Chinese Herbs Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Do Chinese Herbs Interact With Other Read more »
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herbs!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...A few months ago , I saw on this board an entry from a guy called Chris regarding some Chinese Herbs. He said he took Chinese Herbs (hepatic disease and Shousaikotou)and an Agaricus mushroom in Brazil and it boosted his CD4 Read more »

Natural remedies? Not on meds yet....

Posted by cassiusp, 8 Replies
Not yet on meds, still have a decent T cell count. Started taking Korean Ginseng. NAC, ST Johns Wort and Lysine (collagen, I am a little paranoid about wrinkles :) ) and a good multivit. Oh and plan to start breathing meditations with my BF (he... Read more »

Please help!! This can help make a difference!

Posted by camuse, 1 Reply
...a research project on coping style, spiritual well-being, and complementary and alternative medicine in Persons living with HIV/AIDS who are 18 + years of age and use complementary and alternative medicine are eligible to participate. I estimate... Read more »

Volunteers-- your input is important!!

Posted by camuse
...a research project on coping style, spiritual well-being, and complementary and alternative medicine in Persons living with HIV/AIDS who are 18 + years of age and use complementary and alternative medicine are eligible to participate. I estimate... Read more »