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St. John's Wort And Hiv

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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 glucophage the latter prescribed for insilun resistance. My first combo was viracept/combivir but because of the lipo (fatty stomach) I decided to switch to...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...We do not have enough information on the use of St Johns wort and I would advise against its use. John L. Sullivan, M.D. 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 »

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? Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
Project Inform

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 resistance to almost every med!

Posted by Anonymous
...with the hiv meds cause they compete for digestion in the liver and you can get serious problems if you take them together like st. johns wort) then back on the meds/switching then back off for a few weeks. The bottom line is i lost my resistance... Read more »