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Natural Cures For Hepatitis C And Milk Thistle

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AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? The Bottom 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 used to treat liver diseases. The active ingredients of milk thistle are chemicals called...
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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 and atripla?

Hi,I have been on Atripla since the end of December last year. I am undetectable already and my cd4 count are over 600. In the last work lab, my liver enzymes were a little high and the doctor wants me to repeat these labs in 3 weeks to check the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any significant interactions though formal studies lacking. Data about actual efficacy of milk thistle is mostly anecdotal. I have had patients take milk thistle with minimal side effects but generally no clear evidence of... Read more »

Milk Thistle

Hello Dr. Young,Back in 2007 a question was brought to your atttention about milk thistle and the use of it. You responded that you would not recommend it due to the lack of info on side affects associated with it. The 2008 Aids conferance did some...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...and thanks for your follow up.Milk thistle is touted to have beneficial effects for persons with liver disease, particularly hepatitis C. I'm principally concerned over two key issues. First, IMHO, the data on the benefit of thistle has not... Read more »

Milk thistle (Silymarin) and HIV meds

Im on PEP - Is milk thistle good or bad for a regime of AZT+3TC and Indinavir.. Thought taking it would help me protect my liver...thanks
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Although there has been alot of interest in the possible benefit of milk thistle in the setting of HIV or hepatitis C there is no good data suggesting that it is useful to prevent side effects of HIV meds. A 4 week course of your HIV meds usually 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »