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Tea And Hiv

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Does drinking Chinese tea (Gunpowder or Green Tea) affect HIV treatment?

I have HIV and I have been used to drinking Chinese green tea in my country. Now I have started treatment for HIV. Is it good for me to drink this tea without affecting my treatment?...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. There are some very preliminary data that suggest that a compound in green tea called EGCG may have some antiviral effects. I am not aware of any documentation of negative interactions between green tea and antiretrovirals,... Read more »

HIV and tea

hello sir,is taking tea 2 to 3 times daily can create any problems for an HIV it good or... Read more »

HIV and green tea

I was reading on webmd that drinking green tea either kills or weakens HIV cells and was wondering... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Green Tea Shows Promise in HIV Fight

In a new study, scientists report that test-tube experiments show a component in green tea blocks the ability of HIV to invade and destroy cells of the immune system. That component is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). The flavonoid has... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil ( Melaleuca alternifolia ) has become a popular treatment for people with HIV. It is made from a tree that is native only to Australia. Tea tree oil is used to prevent or treat mild cases of a variety of infections, particularly fungal... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Green Tea Chemical Shows Potential as Low-Cost Intervention Against Sexual HIV Transmission, Study Says

A chemical found in green tea might be an effective tool against the sexual transmission of HIV, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and published online in the Proceedings of the National... Read more »
Agate Publishing

Sweet-Tea Ethics: Black Luv, Healthcare, and Cultural Mistrust

From Not in My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community , edited by Gil L. Robertson IV. Copyright 2006. Excerpted with permission from Agate Publishing . There once was a Persian cat who had a tail worthy of marvel. In arrogant displays,... Read more »
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Green tea?

Posted by franfrog

Green Tea Blocks HIV in Test Tubes

Too Soon to Know if Green Tea Will Do the Same in People

By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Ann Edmundson
on Thursday, May 25, 2006

May 25, 2006 -- An antioxidant in green tea may block HIV, the virus... Read more »

Green Tea

Posted by cubana, 1 Reply
I am so happy about my new blood results, my cd4 650 and cd4 % 49 last time was 450 and 41 %,so green tea really works!!! try it. Read more »

Antibodies, seroconversion

Posted by PolarBear, 1 Reply
Can drinking green and black tea (excessively) prolong or delay HIV seroconversion?
I have taken two HIV antibody tests at 5.5 months and 9.5 months, both of which were negative. However, I am concerned because I read that green tea contains proteins... Read more »

does anybody know????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi ,does anybody know if Herbal Diet Tea can give you HIV symtops?????? if drinking everyday for 3 months??????? My blood work is fine......but I have hiv symtops....Please respond thanks Read more »