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Milk And Thrush

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Take medication with food or milk

I recently have been put on a new study drug SCH56592 for thrush and Oral Gancyclovir. On the labels it says take with food or milk. I then ask Hoffman-Laroche what that meant, all they could tell me was "do not use milk" ????. These drugs...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
1. You need to speak to your study coordinator re SCH6592 as I do not have specific information about it (it's experimental)2. Your pharmacist can advise you about the ganciclovir, but I believe you are not supposed to take it with dairy... Read more »


Hi Dr--I have searched the internet, as well as many Drs, for an answer to my problem and after... Read more »

thrush, thrush!!!!!!!!!

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mother's Milk Enlisted in South Africa AIDS Fight

Now in its fifth year, the Durban-based Ithemba Lethu milk bank has won widespread praise for its grass-roots response to South Africa's AIDS crisis. Ithemba Lethu, which in Zulu means "I have a destiny," is designed to bring the benefits of breast... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Milk Thistle

Milk thistle ( Silybum marianum ) is a plant native to Europe. For hundreds of years, European herbalists observed that it helped reverse the jaundice that often signals liver damage. Today, milk thistle is sometimes used in the management of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil: Latin American Breast Milk Banks Catch on Worldwide

Brazil has a national network of 192 breast milk banks that can treat milk from HIV-positive mothers, allowing them to safely breastfeed their infants without the risk of infection. The country is now sharing its technology with banks across Latin... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Milk Thistle -- Hints of Help for Hepatitis C

The herb milk thistle has been used for millennia as part of traditional European remedies for gastrointestinal and liver illness. This herb contains many compounds, some of which are being studied in lab experiments with cells. In these... Read more »
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Thrush and ABT

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
would like to hear from others who have had problems with thrush and some non pharmecutical solutions as well, My doctor wants me to Add ABT to my current drugs, have taken all available drugs and i am at the "end of the road" as far as old and... Read more »

a lot of HIV virus in the milk?

Posted by aspn, 3 Replies
I bought a carton of milk 3 days ago, i drank it this morning, and i found the milk carton has a lot of blood on the carton, I am afraid , will someone intentionally given the blood in the carton and i drank it? I was afraid that there is... Read more »

Breat milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what is the risk? If the breast milk (with Hiv) contach my penis (urethra)

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Infectiveness of breast milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know how infective breast milk is to an adult Is it as infected as blood. Should one worry if they came in contact with breast milk orally of an infected individual. Also does anyone know how long it would take for the virus to appear in... Read more »