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Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Monolaurin

Monolaurin is a form of the fatty acid called lauric acid, which is found in large quantities in coconut milk and human milk. Some fatty acids, including lauric acid, reportedly have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. In test-tube... Read more »
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How to Use This Guide

The herbal therapies in this guide are listed according to the names most commonly used in the HIV community. Herbal products often have several names: the plant's scientific Latin name; the plant's common English names; a common name used in its... Read more »
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Appendix A: Alternative Names for Herbal Therapies

(The terms used in this guide appear in bold.) Scientific Name Commonly Used English Name Other Names and Substances Derived From These Herbs grapefruit seed Nutribiotic, Citracidal brand names Allium sativum garlic Aloe vera ... Read more »
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Monolaurin - Thymus extract

Any evidence monolaurin taken orally can lower viral load &oral thymus extract for enhanced T-cell production ?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Don't know a thing about monolaurin. Oral thymus extract is probably not absorbed into your system at all. It is probably broken down in your stomach into amino acids. However, there is some evidence in both children and adults that the thymus... Read more »

Re: Re: Re: "Question About Magic Johnson"

Dear Dr. Pierone, Thank you (again) for responding to my long question. There is no comparison between early treatment (within six to eighteen months of initial infection) and treatment in patients with CD4+ nadirs (low point) near 200 cells/mml....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the spirit of your suggested treatment construct is to hit early in HIV-infected patients with relatively low viral loads in an attempt to prevent immune system loss from unbridled HIV replication. But... Read more »

Re: "Question About Magic Johnson"

Dear Dr. Pierone, I was very pleased to read your response regarding how some people have transitioned from mono-therapy and/or dual-therapy to HAART without major problems (paraphrased).> Many people that did receive single or dual nucleoside...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Your post is very interesting, but covers so many different topics that I will address just some of your points. With regard to dual nucleoside therapy, generally less than 10% of people will suppress virus under 50 copies and that is a generous... Read more »