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Hiv And Mushrooms

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Could magic mushrooms and weed affect the HIV test result

Hi Bob my hero!Could magic mushroom and/or weed affect the result of a HIV test. Are there any drugs (legal or illegal) that could have any possible affects on an test. I'v asked my boyfriend to take a test but I know that he took some or one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Magic mushrooms and weed do not affect the results of HIV tests. Certainly prescription drugs that significantly suppress the immune response could affect HIV test results; however, it would be highly unlikely your trippy boyfriend would be on... Read more »

shiitake mushrooms

What do you know about claims that shiitake mushrooms are beneficial in the treatment of HIV... Read more »

Any danger in using mushrooms?

I'm HIV positive and I would like to know if I can take hallucinogenic mushrooms? How would... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Mushrooms

Mushrooms are used medicinally in many cultures worldwide. They contain a variety of nutrients and vitamins, and many have medicinal effects. Three mushrooms grown in Asia - reishi, shiitake and maitake - may be of potential interest to people with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illegal Blood Banks Mushrooming in Bangladesh

In the capital city of Dhaka and elsewhere in Bangladesh, illegal blood banks are proliferating. Quoting sources in the health directorate, the local New Age newspaper reported Monday that some 150 blood banks are operating in Dhaka and 500 more are... Read more »
TheBody.com

AIDS 2008 Conference Highlights: An Interview With David Hardy, M.D.

Table of Contents HIV Infection Rates in the United States (and What They Mean for HIV Prevention) When to Start HIV Treatment Metabolic Side Effects of HIV Medications Abacavir and Heart Disease Risk Unanswered Questions References ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of South Africans Say Government Has Not Done Enough to Fight HIV/AIDS, Survey Shows

A majority of South Africans point to the government for "doing little to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS" in the country, according to a survey conducted by the Washington Post , the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University , the Post ... Read more »
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Maitake, mushrooms against HIV?

Posted by spain, 1 Reply
Hi, does anyone have experience with taking supplements of the Maitake or other healing mushrooms?
I've read Maitake kills HIV in vitro, but research on that is old, and I haven't found any study in humans. Taking supplements in high doses of... Read more »

Mushroom Supplements

Posted by asianboy, 1 Reply
I read that mushrooms --- maitake and shiitake, to be exact --- can help up the immune system, and are seen as possible cure for HIV.
I have recently bought mushroom extract supplements, and just wondering: will it be safe to take them alongside my... Read more »

Reishi y hierbas medicinales

Posted by Anonymous
Estuve en Japon y les aconsejo mucho tomar Reishi (Es un hongo que lo tomaban los emperadores antiguos de la China)
No lo vendo, no es propaganda solo se que realmente funciona como estimulador del Sistema Inmunologico. Quizas pueden mirar en... Read more »

I am HIV positive but don't have AIDS.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a HIV positive. But I don't have AIDS. I began to take one
Chinese medicine and Agaricus mushroom in Brazil after I knew my
HIV positive. After about one month , My CD4 increases from 458
to 784 and my viral load decreases from 26000 to 2600 .... Read more »