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Milk Thistle For Treatment Of Hep C

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Milk Thistle with ARV

I am taking lamivudine+Zidovudine+Efavirenz right now. Is it safe to take milk thistle along with these ARVs just to prevent any possible liver problems in the future?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...evaluated," they reported. (Study reference: L Seeff, T Curto, G Szabo, and others. Herbal Product Use by Persons Enrolled in the Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-Term Treatment against Cirrhosis (Halt-C) Trial. Hepatology 47(2): 605-612. February... Read more »

Milk Thistle Reprise and a Shocker

I have an identical twin (male) we're hemophilliacs and got HIV through blood products when we were... Read more »

Milk Thistle

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

Milk Thistle -- Hints of Help for Hepatitis C

...have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and antioxidant activity. What's more, some of the extracts have antiviral activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV). All of these properties have stimulated further interest and research in this herb.... Read more »
U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Milk Thistle

...prove its claimed uses. NCCAM is supporting a phase II research study to better understand the use of milk thistle for chronic hepatitis C. With the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NCCAM is planning further... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...silymarin that document: Antioxidant effects Treatment of cirrhosis of the liver caused by alcoholism Treatment of chronic hepatitis Treatment of poisoning due to eating wild mushrooms Helping the liver repair itself Most of the scientific... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...Does anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »