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Natural Medicine For Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Journal Nature Medicine Includes Section Focusing On HIV Research

The August issue of Nature Medicine includes an editorial that discusses the developments in HIV research over the past 20 years and several articles related to the virus under the topic, "Focus on HIV/AIDS Research ." The section includes... Read more »

Weathering the Storm: Living With HIV During Times of Natural Disaster

Year after year, Mother Nature reminds us that she's not the most mild-tempered entity. Last year, Hurricane Irene blew onto the Eastern Seaboard, bringing power outages and much more. This year, Hurricane Sandy has brought unprecedented damage to... Read more »

Can Antiretrovirals Help Those Who Control HIV Naturally?

It has become increasingly clear over the past few years that the long and winding road to an HIV cure will consist of many pathways. Although substantial research resources are being put toward a renewed push to finally find a viable HIV vaccine,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Antioxidants and natural medicine (herbal)

My friend was infected with HIV few months ago. She has not started her Western medicine yet and waiting for the second CD4 and viral load tests, which will be very soon. Till then she is taking herbal medicine, antioxidants (like pomegranate...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thank you for writing. Many persons on HIV medications also take supplemental remedies, but it is very important to discuss these with your physician. Some, such as St. John's Wort, interact in a potentially dangerous way with... Read more »

Natural medicines

Hi,I would like to know what kinds of natural or herbal remedies can work in conjunc-tion with wnti-virals?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
If you're asking about which "herbal" medications work against HIV, the answer is none have been proven to reduce viral loads or significantly increase CD4s. Sorry. BY... Read more »

Viral Load Drop Due to Natural Medicines?

I was diagnosed HIV positive 10 weeks ago and appear to in in advanced stages of the disease (two CD4 tests: 239 one month ago then 173 today). I am not yet on medication though soon will be. My initial viral load was 55,000, followed by 69,000 a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That level of variability in viral load would be considered within assay variability.MH... Read more »

Natural medicines

I am currently on HAART medications - have been for 3 months now and my CD4 count is slowly beginning to go up.Two questions, is it too much of a risk to take to come off medications for a while (whilst still being monitored) when my CD4 count rises...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
To answer the first question, it depends on how low your CD4 count was when you started (also called CD4 nadir). If your count was < 200, then the risk for CD4 decline with detectable viral load is greater than if you started with a count >... Read more »
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Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

(HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the AIDS... Read more »

hiv natural healing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
MY Introduction:
Hello my name is rain bear here are some of the natural healing ways that me and my group talk about if you like to be part of this group your more then welcome to come in just E mail me .

Vitamins , Herbs & Spices

The... Read more »

Natural Product Drug for HIV/AIDS and Eczema

Posted by Ali_Rezai, 1 Reply
You can use the seeds of thin chilli peppers that have been frozen to effectively treat HIV/AIDS. I made the discovery for treating eczema. I approached the Pharmaceutical industry to find a partner to test and develop it. Novartis (a top ten... Read more »

Natural remedies? Not on meds yet....

Posted by cassiusp, 8 Replies
Not yet on meds, still have a decent T cell count. Started taking Korean Ginseng. NAC, ST Johns Wort and Lysine (collagen, I am a little paranoid about wrinkles :) ) and a good multivit. Oh and plan to start breathing meditations with my BF (he... Read more »