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Reishi Mushrooms And Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have
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Taking Mushroom Supplements

I starting Meds for the first time and my CD4 count is 340. I will be taking Atripla for my meds.. I want to know if I could take My Community host defense to help bring my cd4 count higher in the next three months to normal My Community Capsules...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...We do not have even one study that has looked at interactions of mushroom supplements with HIV medications. I would not take them since we really have not seen any promising data in HIV anyway.nelson Read more »

Allergies and HIV

I have severe year round allergies. I live in the Boston area. When my viral load goes over 20,000 I am grossly disabled experiencing gross fatigue and flu like symptoms.Why is this happening and iss there anything to treat my allergies other...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...have tried nasal steroids and some of the newer antihistamines. I don't have any experience using ginko, dong quai, nettle, or reishi mushrooms but anecdotal data suggests those alternative treatments may help some folks. I hope that gives you a... Read more »

HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,See below.Dr. BobHow to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding) May 15, 2009If a HIV - woman Read more »

herbal vitamins and meds

dear dr. can i take herbal vitamins and combivar and viracept together? here are the ingredients in a product called tri chromaleane made by achievers unlimited, they include,chromium picolinate,ma-huang,guarana,white willow...
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
...cannot answer for certain that all the ingredients in that herbal med are OK. These compounds have not been studied together with HIV meds to look for side effects. Many people are doing herbals and are having no side effects. If you proceed,... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Mushrooms

...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 HIV. All three are used in kampo, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

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herbs!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...herbs in Australia, but I can't find them. Does this ring a bell with anyone? Is this the same thing as the Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum)??? Does anyone know about this as this is supposed to be the new wonder herbs for the immune system... Read more »

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 »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... 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 »