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Milk Thistle And Aids

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Milk thistle or other liver detox with HIV meds?

I have recently been told that my liver is a little high, i think the enzymes or some other count, and I mentioned to my new dr here in Palm Springs that when I was in Austin TX before moving here, my Dr there wanted to take a liver biopsy as my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is no data based on a well done study showing that milk thistle is effective and safe to use for liver related problems seen in the setting of treated HIV infection. There are anecdotal reports Read more »

HIV MEDS & MILK THISTLE

Has there been any additional findings as to if the use of milk thistle to detox the liver and it's... Read more »

RE: Milk thistle's effect on HIV meds

Follow up to my previous question. You cautioned me on taking milk thistle. The meds that I'm on... Read more »
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Milk Thistle May Help Improve Liver Health in People With HIV and Hepatitis C

...improving liver function for people co-infected with HIV/HCV. A report from a small study of the popular herbal supplement, milk thistle, was presented at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. The study looked at its possible ability... 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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...Line What Is Silymarin? Silymarin refers to the extract from the seeds of the plant Silybum marianum , also called "milk thistle." It has been used for over 2,000 years. During the Middle Ages, the seed of the milk thistle was commonly... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Warning About Milk Thistle and Drug Interactions

...The seeds of the milk thistle plant are commonly used to protect the liver from damage caused by hepatitis viruses as well as alcohol and other substances. Read more »
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Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I have been searching for healthy foods to eat whilst starting my ARV meds and online i came across Goji berries, they are full of antioxidants. Would you recommend eating them? Read more »

Possible infection

Posted by THR, 2 Replies
...thing and had unprotected sex. Neither of us had an orgasm, but I was in him a long long time. Today he told me that he is HIV pos, and his viral load is near 170,000. I went to the doctor right away. It is probably too late to do anything,... Read more »

advice needed..

Posted by cdhaileyp7, 3 Replies
...Hi. I got infected in 1996 and was confirmed HIV positive in 1997 and was at the same time labeled with Aids. I have been off and on treatments over the years, I have had four children and was on treatments throughout my pregnancies. Read more »

Low-Dose Naltrexone

Posted by renevatio, 1 Reply
...Hello all- I am newly diagnosed, and just getting into the process of researching all about HIV and potential alternative treatments. I am a voracious reader and spend a good bit of time each day reading papers and digging Read more »