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Hiv Garlic In Food

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garlic and hiv meds

My domestic partner has been taking truvada and viramune for several years now. He is Italian and eats a LOT of garlic that is sauteed. I read that allicin in garlic can induce the P-450 liver enzyme. But I also know that allicin is degraded by...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.As far as I know, there are no clinically significant interactions between garlic (raw or cooked) and HIV medications. Indeed, if his HIV viral load is suppressed through all that terrific Italian food, this is proof... Read more »

Peppers/Onions/Spinach/Garlic

I know there are mounds of scientific data on drug interactions, however, are there any with food... Read more »

can I eat raw garlic

I m HIV positive and my cd 4 count is still 600 it okay if I eat raw garlic everyday,3 cloves a day?... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Garlic

© Steven Foster Introduction What It Is Used For How It Is Used What the Science Says Side Effects and Cautions Sources For More Information Introduction This fact sheet provides basic information about garlic -- uses, potential side... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Food Program Asks for $404 Million to Mitigate Food Shortages, Effects of HIV/AIDS on Food Production in Southern Africa

The World Food Programme on Thursday launched a new emergency appeal for $404 million in funding over the next three years to provide food relief in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia and mitigate the effects of the region's HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

French Food Company Says Clinical Trials Show Potential Food Product Boosts Immune System in Patients With HIV

The French food company Danone reported Wednesday that clinical trials of a substance it plans to develop into a nutritional product over the next few years helped improve the immune systems of patients living with HIV, Bloomberg reports (Bauerova,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Food Programme Requests Additional Aid to Provide Food in Southern Africa, Says HIV/AIDS Contributing to Shortages

The U.N. World Food Programme on Monday said it will need an additional $212 million in aid through March 2006 to support the more than 10 million people facing possible food shortages in Southern Africa, where HIV/AIDS is hampering agricultural... Read more »
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HIV Through Food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I was wondering what the odds are of getting HIV through food.

I was eating a crunchwrap from taco bell recently, probably a month ago, when I distinctly tasted iron/blood (which may have been the beef, because I recall having taco bell beef have... Read more »

GARLIC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'M IN SOUTH AFRICA AND OUR HEALTH MINISTER HAS BEEN TELLING PEOPLE TO EAT GARLIC TO HELP WITH INFECTIONS...SO BEING A SCIENTIST THAT I AM I HAVE BEEN DOING SO. IT DOES HELP TREMENDOUSLY. I AM NOT ON ANY MEDS, I HAVE BEEN POS FOR 3 YEARS. I USE ONLY... Read more »

Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference 12/6 in Boston

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference in Boston, on December 6



The Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference is a day-long event for HIV-positive persons and front-line service providers.

It is organized by the AIDS Action Committee's HIV Health Institute.



Th... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »