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How Can Medicinal Mushrooms Help Hiv

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Mushrooms

Mushrooms are used medicinally in many cultures worldwide. They contain a variety of nutrients and vitamins, and many have medicinal effects. Three mushrooms grown in Asia - reishi, shiitake and maitake - may be of potential interest to people with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Grant Will Help HIV Patients in North Carolina Pay for Medicine

The state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on Monday said a $3 million federal grant will allow it to provide free treatment to 278 HIV patients who have been on a waiting list for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. The Obama... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India Offers Guyana Credit to Help Buy AIDS Medicine, Modernize Government

On Tuesday in Georgetown, India agreed to extend a line of credit to help Guyana purchase AIDS drugs and acquire computers with which to modernize government operations. The agreement came during a visit by Shashi Tripathi, a secretary in India's... Read more »
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Mushrooms as Medicine?

Hello! What's your view on "mushrooms as medicine", specifically Fungi Perfecti's MycoSoft Gold / New Chapter's Host Defense capsulized immune-enhancing mushrooms?Reading A. Weill's 08.2003 contrib in Self Healing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Dave,Mushrooms belong in the kitchen, not the medicine cabinet. They improve the taste of a good marinara sauce and are great on pizza, but they do not "enhance" the immune response to HIV or other pathogens.Buon Appetito!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Magic Mushrooms and Truvada and Kaletra

Hello,I've been taking Truvada and Kaletra for almost a year now. I recently got tested for viral load and CD4 count. I'm undetectable and my CD4 count is 547. I want to have magic mushrooms and I'm concerned about any interactions...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There's not much published about drug-drug interactions between magic mushrooms (Psilocybin) and other medications, so what I'll say next is simply speculation. The active compound in the mushrooms is not... Read more »

Taking Mushroom Supplements

I starting Meds for the first time and my CD4 count is 340. I will be taking Atripla for my meds.. I want to know if I could take My Community host defense to help bring my cd4 count higher in the next three months to normal My Community Capsules...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
We do not have even one study that has looked at interactions of mushroom supplements with HIV medications. I would not take them since we really have not seen any promising data in HIV anyway.nelson... Read more »

Will hiv medicine costs drop and how can we help to bring them down...

Dear Dr. Wohl,As it has been become quite clear that many individuals who are hiv infected cannot actually afford hiv treatment.I have a couple of questions and would appreciate if you could point me out in the right direction. Thank you very much...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Edmund-The path to getting access to HIV care starts close to home. You need to link up with people whose job it is to connect HIV medications and care with those who require them. In many states this will be a social worker or case manager... Read more »
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Maitake, mushrooms against HIV?

Posted by spain, 1 Reply
Hi, does anyone have experience with taking supplements of the Maitake or other healing mushrooms?
I've read Maitake kills HIV in vitro, but research on that is old, and I haven't found any study in humans. Taking supplements in high doses of... 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 »


Posted by Queenster, 1 Reply
Hiya all, is so sad in some part of the World like Africa more especially Ghana where expired drugs are given to hiv positive people. I don't know which organisation or how the drugs gets to Ghana, but it is so bad to give expired drugs persons... Read more »

HIV - Medicine Early? Support?

Posted by bigdog2007, 3 Replies
In Late-January of 2006, i was a male victim of sexually assault. I went to a local urgent care, and they advised me to get a HIV test. I did get a test, and the test results for RNA came back positive. The ELISA test came back negative. I... Read more »