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Mushroom Powder And Hiv

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Could magic mushrooms and weed affect the HIV test result

Hi Bob my hero!Could magic mushroom and/or weed affect the result of a HIV test. Are there any drugs (legal or illegal) that could have any possible affects on an test. I'v asked my boyfriend to take a test but I know that he took some or one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Magic mushrooms and weed do not affect the results of HIV tests. Certainly prescription drugs that significantly suppress the immune response could affect HIV test results; however, it would be highly unlikely your trippy boyfriend would be on... Read more »

shiitake mushrooms

What do you know about claims that shiitake mushrooms are beneficial in the treatment of HIV... Read more »

Dr. Andrew Weil: astragulus and maitake mushroom

Hi Nelson, Dr. Andrew Weil said he followed some HIV/AIDS patients prior to the introduction of... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Mushrooms

Mushrooms are used medicinally in many cultures worldwide. They contain a variety of nutrients and vitamins, and many have medicinal effects. Three mushrooms grown in Asia - reishi, shiitake and maitake - may be of potential interest to people with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Prevalence Lower Among Black Tar Heroin Users Compared With White Powder Users, Study Says

The prevalence of HIV among injection drug users in cities where the use of black tar heroin is common is lower than the prevalence among IDUs in cities where the white powder form of heroin is prevalent, according to a study conducted by University... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Changes to Videx (Didanosine) Labeling

FDA recently approved new labeling for Videx pediatric powder and Videx EC capsules. The revisions to the Dosage and Administration, Contraindications, Warnings and Precautions, and Drug Interactions sections in both package inserts are outlined... Read more »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Crack and Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug. The powdered hydrochloride salt form of cocaine can be snorted or dissolved in water and then injected. Crack is the street name given to the form of cocaine that has been processed to make a rock... Read more »
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Maitake, mushrooms against HIV?

Posted by spain, 1 Reply
Hi, does anyone have experience with taking supplements of the Maitake or other healing mushrooms?
I've read Maitake kills HIV in vitro, but research on that is old, and I haven't found any study in humans. Taking supplements in high doses of... Read more »

Mushroom Supplements

Posted by asianboy, 1 Reply
I read that mushrooms --- maitake and shiitake, to be exact --- can help up the immune system, and are seen as possible cure for HIV.
I have recently bought mushroom extract supplements, and just wondering: will it be safe to take them alongside my... Read more »

Immune 26

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone out there tried immune26? It's a Biotech product originally developed by Dupont/CONAGRA. It's being marketed by a company in Florida, Legacy for Life. All it is, is powdered chicken eggs from chickens who have been innoculated with... Read more »

Hot Damn!!!

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 7 Replies
Its hotter than powder burns on a Dick Cheney Huntin' Trip....Holy sm0kes* Read more »