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Hiv Drugs Interaction With Herbal Remedies

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Echinacea and other herbal remedies

I received a vague warning to watch out for herbal remedies and was told that, for instance, echinacea may interfere with the effectiveness of HIV medication. Can you confirm that, and, are there other herbal remedies that have been proven to reduce...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Echinacea can usually be taken with most HIV regimens. St John's wort and garlic are 2 commonly used herbal remedies that have been shown to decrease the levels of some HIV medications through interaction with liver enzymes. Most herbal remedies Read more »

Kava kava and HIV meds

I'm taking Viracept and Combivir, and am wondering how kava kava might interact with these meds. I... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

...prospective study of 1000 patients. J Am Geriatr Soc 44: 944-8, 1996. Piscitelli SC, Gallicano KD. Drug therapy: Interactions among drugs for HIV and opportunistic infections. N Engl J Med 344:984-96, 2001. Demott K. St. John's wort tied to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Drug Interactions and Anti-HIV Therapy

...nevirapine and efavirenz. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 34: 405-407. March 2000. Piscitelli, S. and Gallicano, K. Interactions among drugs for HIV and opportunistic infections. New England Journal of Medicine 344: 984-996. March 29, 2001. ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Living With Coinfection

...alcohol, byinvolving yourself in other things, particularlyat times when you usually have a drink. Recreational drugs Drug interactions Some recreational drugs may have interactions withHIV drugs: Toronto General Hospital HIV drug... Read more »

Changing My HIV Treatment Regimen

...for causes of regimen failure). Your doctor will evaluate your adherence to the regimen, the regimen's tolerability , and drug interactions . Whether you and your doctor decide to change your regimen and what new medications you will take... Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »