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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... Read more »

Any good Herbal remedies to help with PN?

Hi there,I have been HIV positive since October 2007. I am healthy and I have been doing well. In... Read more »

herbal extract interactions with p450 enzyme in anti-HIV drugs

Hi. I am HIV positive and doing well on Sustiva/Combivir . Someone sold me a liquid natural... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabweans Turn to Cheaper Herbal Remedies as AIDS Drug Costs Soar

As Zimbabwe's out-of-control inflation drives up the price of necessities, some patients unable to afford HIV treatment are abandoning antiretrovirals in favor of the traditional Gundamiti herb. The cost of a month's worth of triple-combination ARV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambian Government Launches Clinical Trial of Three Herbal Remedies to Treat HIV/AIDS

The Zambian government on Wednesday announced it has begun clinical trials testing three herbal medicines for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, BBC News reports. Zambian Health Minister Sylvia Masebo during a news conference in the capital Lusaka said... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Making Decisions About Herbal Therapies: Choosing Over-the-Counter Herbal Products

Many people with HIV use the pre-packaged herbal therapies they find in herbal and health food stores and that are becoming increasingly available in drug stores and department stores. They may find that researching and choosing their own therapies... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambian Government Announces Results of Clinical Trials of HIV/AIDS Herbal Remedies

The Zambian government on Friday announced that clinical trials of three herbal HIV/AIDS remedies found that the treatments are not effective cures for the disease, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. According to Health Minister Angela Cifire, the... Read more »
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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 »

Herbal HIV Suppressant

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just to let you know ! I know of a company in Thailand that has an Herbal HIV Suppressant that has been clinically tested and proven to reduce the viral count by TWO THIRDS. It has been around for ten years PLEASE check it out at
www.pureherbal.com ... Read more »

Thai Herbal Medicine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Progress to Date: Thai Herbal Medicine has its own factory on the outskirts of Bangkok, which has been constructed to the highest prevailing standards required for manufacturing pharmaceuticals. The factory began operations in March 2001. We are now... Read more »

herbal medecine is beating Aids

Posted by Anonymous
check out this link I picked up on 3demons.net ( a website that sweeps the net on a daily basis searching for new stories about hiv/aids)
http://www.health-e.org.za/view.php3?id=20020726
email me your opinions directly at mpl1160@yahoo.com

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