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Turmeric Hiv

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Turmeric

Turmeric ( Curcuma longa ) is an Indian plant related to ginger. Its roots contain a substance called curcumin, which is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that is used in Ayurvedic medicine to reduce swelling caused by arthritis or injury.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Ask the Experts About Kidney Health and HIV

Alireza Zahirieh, M.D. Nephrologist, HIV Renal Disease Clinic Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Toronto The prevention and treatment of kidney disease go hand in hand. A healthy lifestyle is essential for both. That means regular exercise,... Read more »
Positively Aware

Caring for the Inside: HIV and Nutrition

I don't buy snacks when I shop, because once those snacks get in the house, I'm in trouble! -- Nancy Santiago, 55 Needle exchange staffer, Philadelphia Diagnosed with HIV in 2002 Nancy Santiago (Illustration: A.E. Kieren) Aging brings... Read more »
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Turmeric with Selzentry and Epzicom, is it a problem?

Hi Nelson, Currently HIV + and taking Selzentry 300mg twice a day along with one Epzicom once a day and doing very well on this mix of meds. Do you know if there is any issue with taking Turmeric pepper extract 350mg twice a day?? Could it...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Tumeric and black pepper are used as anti-inflammatory natural products. <a href="" target=_new>Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Turmeric</a> Curcumin, the... Read more »

Turmeric and Atripa

Is it ok to take Turmeric supplements with Atripla?I've heard that turmeric boosts the Cytochrome P450 system.Could this reduce the half-life of the components in Atripla?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. The components of tumeric can vary from product to product. Data is limited. If any reader is aware of a published reference looking at tumeric and efavirenz or Atripla please post. I would generally not expect a clinically... Read more »


Dear Nelson, on behalf of my hiv meditation group I would like to ask you if we can use Hot 20 minutes boild source water addes with a spoon of turmeric (curcuma). Drinking this throughout the day should support the liver. But I also have read that...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
<a href="" target=_new>Turmeric Interactions- Previous answer from Nelson</a>... Read more »

Curcumin safe with haart?

I was considering taking Curcumin supplements (500 mg turmeric extract) and was wondering if you thought there could be any interaction with the Atripla that I am taking. I was mainly interested in it's anti-inflammatory qualites. What do you...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Curcumin is present in Indian food (turmeric spice)I have been very interested in Curcumin for a few years since I first read a 1997 paper (link below) that showed that it could potentially block the integrase enzyme in the HIV life cycle. <a... Read more »
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Posted by purdeyp, 3 Replies
Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum - have been diagnosed with HIV for almost 10 years and not on any treatment. Am keen to keep it for that way as long as possible, so am interested to hear from people who have found alternative therapies -... Read more »