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Milk Thistle And Aids

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Milk Thistle & HIV/AIDS

Hello Doctor , I was reading about the benefits of Milk Thistle for liver and kidney , I just need to know if is safe to take on my current regimen , truvada,prezista and norvir. please let me know!!!! I am just to afraid to take any supplement...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello Daylet and thanks for posting.With the exception of calcium and vitamin D, I usually don't recommend supplements for my patients. While there are claims that some of the compounds in milk thistle might have benefits, I don't believe... Read more »

Milk Thistle

Hello Dr. Young,Back in 2007 a question was brought to your atttention about milk thistle and the... Read more »

Milk Thistle and HIV Meds

After reading your recent posts about HIV and milk thistle, I recently purchased milk thisle to... Read more »
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Milk Thistle May Help Improve Liver Health in People With HIV and Hepatitis C

Those co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) can face significant challenges with sustaining their liver health. This is due to how the two viruses affect the liver over time as well as the ongoing side effects from taking drugs that treat the... Read more »
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Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

What Is Silymarin? What Are the Benefits of Silymarin? Why Do People With HIV Use Silymarin? How Is Silymarin Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? The Bottom Line ... 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 »
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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breast milk remedy

Posted by kenya, 1 Reply
guys, i was having this wild idea. if continous exposure of breastmilk to a baby can cause hiv; what if, you are hiv+ and take breast milk-meaning exposure in low doses. wouldnt that help develop an individuals immunity? reactions!!! Read more »

Breast Milk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know the with breast milk HIV/AIDS it is transfer from mother to child, by breast feeding, I am in childcare and I was wondering if a mother brings in a bottle of her breast milk and I feed it to the baby and the milk gets on a cut of mine or the... Read more »

HIV and milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can I get HIV from milk? I read I can in People magazine.

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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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