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Intravenous Alpha Lipoic Acid And Hepatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic
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Alpha Lipoic Acid

Are there any studies to support the use of Alpha Lipoic in the treatment of hiv or hiv drug related neuropathies -- including numbness, tingling, pain, etc?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have not seen a convincing study documenting benefit of alpha lipoic acid (an anti-oxidant)for HIV neuropathies. For some ideas about the use of alternative approaches for neuropathy I suggest checking Read more »

alternative treatments for Hepatitis C

Are there alternative treatments for Hep C ie alpha lipoic acid, etc when the body is not strong enough to withstand the traditional treatment?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are no proven alternative treatments for hepatitis C unfortunately. I am hoping that patients like you will have access to new therapies in a few years. Read more »

Can Iron & Zinc supplementation increased Viral Loads?

I understand that in South Africa the Dept of Health advises against Iron & Zinc supplementation due to the concern that it causes increased Viral Loads? Are you familiar with this theory? Is there any science confirming this? I would have thought...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...glutathione, may help reduce the rate of HIV disease progression. Nutrients that help raise glutathione levels include selenium, alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), acetyl-L-carnitine, L-glutamine, and coenzyme Q10. In one small study,... Read more »

Immune System Enhancement

Hello Bob, I'd like to start by appreciating the immense hope you're rendering to all HIV+ patients and their close ones. My younger sister has been diagnosed HIV+ earlier this month and she has a current CD4 count of 665. Here in Cameroon, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...glutathione, may help reduce the rate of HIV disease progression. Nutrients that help raise glutathione levels include selenium, alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), acetyl-L-carnitine, L-glutamine, and coenzyme Q10. In one small study,... Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

AIDS Treatment News January 7, 2000

...chromium, zinc). Herbs: ginkgo biloba, St. John's wort, bioflavonoids, and other herbal products. Other supplements: alpha-lipoic acid, gamma linolenic acid, acetylcarnitine, n-acetylcysteine (NAC), glutamine, coenzyme Q10, SAMe... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...supplements of other nutrients: Acidophilus , a bacterium that grows naturally in the intestines, helps with digestion. Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that may help with neuropathy and mental problems. Carnitine (also called... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

Wasting

Posted by trnyack, 4 Replies
...diagnosed in May of 2001 when My Vl was 750,000 and my cd4 was 42m, since then I have been taking a cocktail of Viracept, Epivir, Zerit, and Bactrim, My weight has dropped from around 160 lbs to just over 120, I am nioticing veins bulging out... Read more »

hepatitis window peroid.

Posted by Anonymous
...Does hepatitis have a window period like hiv does? Read more »

HIV and hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...if you had sex with a person who has hepatitis and HIV at the same time, can you contract both HIV and hepatitis or if you get hepatitis from a person who has HIV also, can you get Read more »