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Hiv Herbal Remedies

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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 »
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 »
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 »
Ask the Experts

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 »

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... Read more »

Homeopathic & herbal remedies

hello. i'm 25 y.o., hiv & hbv +. I am soon to begin meds because, while my hiv numbers have been good, my hep b viral load has shot up as have my liver functions. My question to you is, are there any supplements or homeopathic remedies,...
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
Unlikely that any of these purported remedies will work. Make sure that your HIV regimen also includes meds that have activity against HBV, so both viruses can be treated at the same time. No good data that I am aware of that ozone therapy makes any... 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 November 2011, I decided to start meds because my CD4 count went down to 480 and my viral load was 6,000. So on November 8th, I started complera. After...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
It really surprises me that you have had that kind of reaction to medications that have not been implicated with neuropathy, but we are all different and things affect us differently.Your current regimen should be OK virologically and it has not... Read more »
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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 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 »

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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Tahitian Noni (Herbal juice) and Atripla

Posted by dmdprman
Doctor told me to stop drinking Tahitian Noni juice. I have 3 boxes full of it. Super expensive drink. What to do? does anyone else take herbal drinks or meds while taking meds for HIV at the same time? What have you heard? Read more »