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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 magic...
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 Read more »

Taking Mushroom Supplements

I starting Meds for the first time and my CD4 count is 340. I will be taking Atripla for my meds..... Read more »

Dr. Andrew Weil: astragulus and maitake mushroom

Hi Nelson, Dr. Andrew Weil said he followed some HIV/AIDS patients prior to the introduction of... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Mushrooms

...medicinal effects. Three mushrooms grown in Asia - reishi, shiitake and maitake - may be of potential interest to people with HIV. All three are used in kampo, the traditional medical system of Japan. They are best known as immune modulators and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...Silymarin has been used (especially in Europe) to treat hepatitis, liver damage due to alcoholism, and poisoning by certain types of mushrooms. There is no evidence that silymarin acts directly against HIV. Why Do People With HIV Use... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your 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 »

New front in effort to stop HIV

Posted by new2this2010
...http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110123085455.htm This is a really interesting article i found today. Seems a wild mushroom has anti-HIV properties and it is already being experimented as an anti-cancer agent. This is great news.... Read more »

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herbs!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...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 and decreased VL. I am trying to trace these herbs in Australia, but I can't... Read more »