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St. John's Wort And Aids

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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

...antiviral drug often prescribed to treat HIV infection. The findings are detailed in the Feb. 12 issue of the Lancet . "When St. John's wort and the protease inhibitor indinavir are taken together, the levels of indinavir in the blood drop... Read more »
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NIH Study Cautions Use of St. Johns Wort with Anti-HIV Drugs

...People who take these drugs are advised not to use St. Johns Wort. Similar problems with drug interactions may occur between St. John's Wort and medications used to treat other life-threatening illnesses, such as heart disease. One possible... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

...Wort is to treat mild depression or anxiety. In 1996, the British Medical Journal published a review of scientific studies on St. John's Wort and depression. This review supports the herb's use to treat mild or moderate depression. A study of... 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 »

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 Read more »

I lost my husband to AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, my name is Chantal. I'm 36 y.o. and live in Quebec, Canada. I have been HIV+ for 4 years now and have lost my husband to complications from AIDS last January. My husband would have been 35 on October Read more »