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Tea Tree Oil And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...tea. It is made from the bark of a South American tree. Take garlic supplements or eat raw garlic. Garlic has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. However, it can interfere with protease inhibitor drugs. Gargle with tea tree oil diluted in water. Take lactobacillus (acidophilus) capsules or eat yogurt with this bacteria. Make sure the label says it has live, active cultures. It may help to take it after taking antibiotics. Take...
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Thanks for all the wonderful advice from Fort Worth, Texas

It is cold in Texas! 15 degrees at night, car wash frozen! But on to other things..... How long does it take for a nipple piercing to heal and what is the proper care? I am stilldoing fantastic! Latest cervical surgery in June. C3-T1, massage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...every two to three days.4. It's not recommended to use products such as Polysporin, Neosporin, Bacitracin, Bactroban, Bactine, tea tree oil, Betadine or epsom salts on your piercing. These products are not designed for puncture wounds. You should... Read more »

Quercetin-Black Tea/Green Tea and Atripla

Is there any interaction between Black or Green Tea and Atripla. Both teas have the antioxidant quercetin which is supposed to help the immune system, according to The University of Michigan. Please advise!
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...reader knows of a reference please post. I would not expect a clinically significant interaction but recommend informing your HIV provider for monitoring purposes. I am uncertain if there would be any additional clinical benefit from use of... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has been suppressed to undetectable levels. Regarding natural... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their blood... Read more »
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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 Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Tea Tree Oil Looks Promising Against Oral Fungus

...increases the risk of the fungus becoming resistant to these drugs. Now there appears to be a plant-based extract, commonly called tea tree oil (Melaleuca), that may hold some promise against oral fungal infections in some people with AIDS.... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...are a kind of germ. Most fungi are harmless to humans, but there are several that can cause harmful infections, especially in HIV-positive people. Candidiasis Candidiasis is a very common fungal infection usually caused by Candida... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to Herbal Therapies for People Living With HIV

... Olive Leaf Peppermint Propolis Psyllium Sanguinaria Shatvari Spirulina SPV30 St. John's Wort Sterinols Tea Tree Oil Tricosanthin Turmeric Herbal Combination Formulas Making Decisions About Herbal Therapies Herbal... Read more »
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Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...Hi, I posted this question to The Body's Experts two months ago but they haven't replied. Can anyone with experience of "HIV toenails" (onychomycosis) give me advice? I have had badly infected toe-nails for four years now but to be frank... Read more »

Help! Vicks Vaporub & Toenail Fungus

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 7 Replies
...treat my toenail fungus (onychomycosis)with Vicks Vaporub . . . because it has clearly worked well for some other people in whom HIV has allowed fungus to root itself in the nails. I have now been applying Vicks to my toenails for six weeks. ... Read more »

Yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Does anyone deal with mouth and vaginal yeast infections? I am really running out of options, its like I clear one its gone for a week then its back.Does anyone else have this annoying problem. Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »