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Should Someone With Hiv Take St. John's Wort

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False negative HIV test from St John's wort?

Hi Would taking daily supplements such as St Johns Wort cause a false negative HIV test?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No. Read more »

Is St John's Wort safe for HIV Woman

Hi,I am a 34 yr old woman who has been POZ since approx 1986. I'm on viramume/combivir and... Read more »

Is St John's Wort safe for HIV+ woman??

First off let me tell you how helpful this forum is and what a great thing you guys are doing!!! It... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: St. John's Wort

... St. John's wort ( Hypericum perforatum ) is a European herbal remedy widely used to treat depression. Many people find that it improves their Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH Clinical Center Study Demonstrates Dangerous Interaction Between St. John's Wort and an HIV Protease Inhibitor

...Researchers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center havedemonstrated that a widely used herbal product -- St. John's wort -- could significantly compromise the effectiveness of an antiviral drug often prescribed to treat HIV... Read more »
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NIH Study Cautions Use of St. Johns Wort with Anti-HIV Drugs

...quickly lead to the development of resistance to indinavir. Individuals commonly use St. Johns Wort as a mild antidepressant. St. John's Wort is also likely to significantly decrease blood levels of some other protease inhibitors as well as... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

... What Is St. John's Wort? What Are the Benefits of St. John's Wort? Why Do People With HIV Use St. John's Wort? How Is St. John's Wort Used? What Read more »
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Goji Berries are they good with hiv meds?

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I have been searching for healthy foods to eat whilst starting my ARV meds and online i came across Goji berries, they are full of antioxidants. Would you recommend eating them? Read more »

taking st. john's wort?

Posted by Anonymous
...am working on a cover story for US News and World Report about dietary supplements. There have been some findings that taking St. John's Wort can interfere with the effectiveness of protease inhibitors. If this has happened to you or you know of... Read more »

hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
need help here have been positive for 10 months, on meds doing great, how do i go about forgiving myself for being so careless to getting it and how do i let go of the anger? i know sounds silly but am stuck here at this point, thx guys 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 »