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Reishi Mushrooms And Hiv

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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 »

Hot Topics: When the Sex Drive Is Parked; CD4 and Vitamins; Meds 'n' Mushrooms; and More

Hot Topics at's "Ask the Experts" Forums, October 28, 2014 October 28, 2014 Visit the Forums Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription   My Sex Drive Has Parked, and Nothing's Getting It... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illegal Blood Banks Mushrooming in Bangladesh

In the capital city of Dhaka and elsewhere in Bangladesh, illegal blood banks are proliferating. Quoting sources in the health directorate, the local New Age newspaper reported Monday that some 150 blood banks are operating in Dhaka and 500 more are... Read more »
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Saludos doctorAun no me encuentro en tratamiento mi cd4 son de 569 y cv 11,746 despues de este resultado decidi tomar complementos los cuales son propoleo, reishi , espirulina y he leido que estos complementos ayudan a tacar el virus y a...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenos das,Ni propoleo ni reishi ni espirulina ni incluso polvo de hada no ayudar ni a aumentar los CD4 ni a disminuir la carga viral. Le recomiendo a usted que hable seriamente con su mdico especialista en VIH de iniciar tratamiento. Es... Read more »

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 »

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 infection.RegardsDennis ...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Dennise,I don't know much about any effects of these mushrooms on HIV. An internet search suggests that most claims are based on the presence of proteins, such as lentin, that are apparently in the shroom and can inhibit HIV enzymes in... Read more »
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Reishi y hierbas medicinales

Posted by Anonymous
Estuve en Japon y les aconsejo mucho tomar Reishi (Es un hongo que lo tomaban los emperadores antiguos de la China)
No lo vendo, no es propaganda solo se que realmente funciona como estimulador del Sistema Inmunologico. Quizas pueden mirar en... 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 »

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 »

I am HIV positive but don't have AIDS.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a HIV positive. But I don't have AIDS. I began to take one
Chinese medicine and Agaricus mushroom in Brazil after I knew my
HIV positive. After about one month , My CD4 increases from 458
to 784 and my viral load decreases from 26000 to 2600 .... Read more »