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Taking Hiv Drugs With Milk

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...infection by helping to get rid of dangerous germs and chemicals. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are three ways in which the gut responds to anything that comes into your body that might be harmful. The Gut and HIV HIV, HIV medications, and HIV-related conditions can all cause problems in the gut. HIV The gut is the site of hidden reservoirs (pockets) of HIV, even if you take HIV drugs. HIV causes damage to the lining of the...
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Milk Thistle Reprise and a Shocker

I have an identical twin (male) we're hemophilliacs and got HIV through blood products when we were boys at the same time. Both got advanced AIDS, then HAART saved us, we also have the same genotype of HepC (2b) I always took milkthistle, my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...trials that demonstrate milk thistle benefit and worried about well documented cases of significant drug-drug interactions with HIV medications.Conclude what you'd like about your milk thistle. I happen to respectfully and conservatively... Read more »

Milk Thistle

Hello Dr. Young,Back in 2007 a question was brought to your atttention about milk thistle and the use of it. You responded that you would not recommend it due to the lack of info on side affects associated with it. The 2008 Aids conferance did some...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...designed prospective studies.Second, is the very real potential for the product to cause significant drug-drug interactions with HIV medications, with risk of drug toxicity or lack of effectiveness. This pharmacology study showed that silybin... Read more »

milk thistle

Hi DocsIs it possible to use milk thistle with arv in general to support liver function. ciao
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...with underlying liver inflammation, no studies have reported definitive benefits of taking milk thistle in patients also taking HIV medications. There is also little or no data to suggest that taking milk thistle in the absence of liver disease... Read more »

coenzyme Q 10 (and Milk Thistle)

Hello Dr Frascino:Would like to thank you for the great job you do in this Forum. we truly do appreciate it. I've been positive since 1998 luckily my Viral load is undetectable and my CD are over 450. ...My question is : Does Coenzyme Q 10 or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation garlic supplements, can interact with the same liver-enzyme system (Cytochrome P450 3A4) responsible for metabolizing some HIV drugs, such as Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir). This interaction may alter the amount of Kaletra in the bloodstream... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...pregnancy or delivery. This is called "vertical transmission." A baby can also be infected by drinking an infected woman's breast milk. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on pregnancy. How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? Unless you... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...immune systemfrom HIV treatment. It is important to work with your health care provider toweigh the risks and benefits of the HIV medications you choose. There are some HIV drugs that have less of an impact on cholesterol and triglycerides.These... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...addition, death rates for HIV-positive people who receive combination antiretroviral treatment has dropped. Unfortunately, the HIV drugs do have side effects and toxicity (for some people) that can be life-threatening in very rare cases. The good... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...Line What Is Silymarin? Silymarin refers to the extract from the seeds of the plant Silybum marianum , also called "milk thistle." It has been used for over 2,000 years. During the Middle Ages, the seed of the milk thistle was commonly... Read more »
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breast milk remedy

Posted by kenya, 1 Reply
...guys, i was having this wild idea. if continous exposure of breastmilk to a baby can cause hiv; what if, you are hiv+ and take breast milk-meaning exposure in low doses. wouldnt that help develop Read more »

HIV and milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can I get HIV from milk? I read I can in People magazine. Read more »

Breat milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...what is the risk? If the breast milk (with Hiv) contach my penis (urethra) Read more »

Breast Milk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I know the with breast milk HIV/AIDS it is transfer from mother to child, by breast feeding, I am in childcare and I was wondering if a mother brings in Read more »