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Hiv Medication And Garlic Supplement

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Garlic and Hiv

I just read online that Garlic can interfere with hiv medications,is this true? I mentioned this awhile back to my doctor and she said she never heard that and that it`s good for me ? Please help ! Dave...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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This is an important issue.There have only been a handful of supplements whose safety and drug interactions with HIV medications have been well studied. Even then, it's only a subset of HIV drugs that have been analyzed.Yes, garlic supplements... Read more »

Can Taking Garlic supplements

I know I have a yeast infection, probably from stress and eating bad. I bought garlic pills the... Read more »

Garlic supplements to lower cholesterol/triglycerides?

God bless you all for the wonderful work you continue to do for people like me. It is greatly... Read more »
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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 »
TheBody.com

An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Introduction Why Bother With Supplements? Does Age Matter? Are There Any Risks to Taking Supplements? What If You Can't Afford Supplements? What Nutrients Should You Take Supplements For? Alpha-Lipoic Acid ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick® Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

What's in the Bottle? An Introduction to Dietary Supplements

Introduction Questions and Answers For More Information References Introduction Dietary supplements are a topic of great public interest. Whether you are in a store, using the Internet, or talking to people you know, you may hear about... Read more »
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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 »

Promising supplement

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
There is a natural supplement called Morinda Citrifolia or Tahitian noni that is showing remarkable results with HIV/AIDs patients. I'm not HIV+, but because it helps other conditions as well, I became familiar with it via my mother, who has Stage 4... Read more »

Mushroom Supplements

Posted by asianboy, 1 Reply
I read that mushrooms --- maitake and shiitake, to be exact --- can help up the immune system, and are seen as possible cure for HIV.
I have recently bought mushroom extract supplements, and just wondering: will it be safe to take them alongside my... Read more »

Zinc Supplements?

Posted by bartleby, 5 Replies
"I read that taking zinc has been proven to make the common cold last for a shorter time. Have you heard about this? What else does zinc do? Is zinc good for the immune systems of HIV-positive people?"
nelson vergel's response

personally, i like zinc... Read more »