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Hiv Herbal Remedies

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Herbal remedies & Aids

Are there any herbal remedies that may be used in the treatment of hiv/aids? Would any herbs help decrease the viral load?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There have been very few controlled studies to address this question. St Johns Wort was recently studied and found to have no effect on viral load. Many herbs have been advertised to have "immune system enhancing" effects. This may be true, but has... Read more »

Echinacea and other herbal remedies

I received a vague warning to watch out for herbal remedies and was told that, for instance,... Read more »

HERBAL MEDICINE

i heard a story about herbal remedy for HIV. one HIV positive friend told me his virus was totally... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Health Organization guidelines (BBC News, 10/19). Patrick Chikusu, principal investigator of clinical trials of traditional herbal remedies, identified the three remedies being studied as: the Sondashi formulation, made by former Works and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...News reports. According to Health Minister Angela Cifire, the six-month trial conducted among 26 participants found that the herbal remedies might be an effective method of prolonging the lives of HIV-positive people but were not effective... Read more »
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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Representative Ordered to Leave Gambia After Questioning President's Claims of HIV /AIDS Cure

...United Nations representative Fadzai Gwaradzimba to leave the country after she questioned Jammeh's claim that he can cure HIV/AIDS with an herbal remedy, VOA News reports ( VOA News , 2/23). Jammeh since January has claimed that he can... Read more »
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Newly Diagnosed!!!

Posted by BeerMe30, 4 Replies
...truly negative...not sure how I will deal with it if she is positive. I have had scares in the past, so I randomly give myself HIV test, this time I came back poisitive. I am sure my numbers have changed in the past weeks. I am still waiting... Read more »

Good news and bad news

Posted by pozargie, 2 Replies
...Well it 's been a week or so after my possitive diagnosis. Last Wednesday after a pizza dinner I told my friends about my new "hiv life" and I was surprised of the different reactions. Most of them reacted very well some of them were scared to... Read more »

Red Grapes, Protein Supplements & Noni Juice

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 3 Replies
Recently, a guy who's been infected for almost four years and is healthy as an ox gave me this advice: "...pay attention to things that can boost your immune system..such as red grapes, Noni juice, protein supplements, etc." Is there any truth to... Read more »

Thai Herbal Medicine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...until the very recent past. In fact, effective medical treatments that did exist prior to these discoveries were essentially herbal remedies. We see the potential of this market and we intend to capture a significant portion of it. Financial... Read more »