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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 »

I am HIV positive but don't have AIDS.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a HIV positive. But I don't have AIDS. I began to take one
Chinese medicine and Agaricus mushroom in Brazil after I knew my
HIV positive. After about one month , My CD4 increases from 458
to 784 and my viral load decreases from 26000 to 2600 .... Read more »

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Dr. Andrew Weil: astragulus and maitake mushroom

Hi Nelson, Dr. Andrew Weil said he followed some HIV/AIDS patients prior to the introduction of ARVs and he claimed some of these patients sweared that taking astragulus and maittake mushroom raised their cd4 and preventing (delayed) their decline...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
RubenI tried both back in the days of true desperation withno results. However, that is not to say that they may not work in this new era of HAART. But claims without data are empty promises to me.Nelson... Read more »

Maitake Mushroom

I have read that the Maitake Mushroom Extract-D is good for building cellular immune response. Is this true? The only study I've been able to find is an abstract froma study done in Japan which looks very promising? I'm taking 3-9 drops...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Why don't you do a little study on yourself? Stop it for a few weeks. Ask your doctor to measure your t cells and all your other blood tests. Then start taking it for a month and repeat the tests also to look for toxicity and a rise in t cells.... 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 »

Could magic mushrooms and weed affect the HIV test result

Hi Bob my hero!Could magic mushroom and/or weed affect the result of a HIV test. Are there any drugs (legal or illegal) that could have any possible affects on an test. I'v asked my boyfriend to take a test but I know that he took some or one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Magic mushrooms and weed do not affect the results of HIV tests. Certainly prescription drugs that significantly suppress the immune response could affect HIV test results; however, it would be highly unlikely your trippy boyfriend would be on... Read more »
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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

Illegal Blood Banks Mushrooming in Bangladesh

In the capital city of Dhaka and elsewhere in Bangladesh, illegal blood banks are proliferating. Quoting sources in the health directorate, the local New Age newspaper reported Monday that some 150 blood banks are operating in Dhaka and 500 more are... Read more »
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AIDS 2008 Conference Highlights: An Interview With David Hardy, M.D.

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

How People Living With HIV Use Herbal Therapies

HIV-positive people use herbs for a few key purposes: Immune System Therapies Many people with HIV take herbs to support the immune system and to help it repair the damage caused by the virus. This is one of the most important uses for herbs but... Read more »