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Vaginitis And Natural Herbs

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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Anti-HIV with herb!

I am a AIDS patient in CHINA, i heard about herbal medicine is useful, so could you pls do me a favor.which company's nature products are rather efficiency in Anti-HIV....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Unfortunately there has been no herbal product that has demonstrated/proven clinical benefit for the treatment of HIV infection. KH... Read more »

Herb Supplements

I am currently taking Stocrin and Combivir. Is it true that herb supplements like wheat grass, noni juice will interfere with the effects of my medication?My CD4 increased from 168 to 219 but my viral load also increased from less than 50 to 15,000...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some alternative/natural products (such as grapefruit, St Johns wort, garlic) have been shown to negatively impact the benefit of certain HIV drugs most notably protease inhibitors and to a less extent efavirenz. I am unaware of any data on wheat... Read more »

bitter herbs...cure?

im reading different articles online and researching alot since i would want to pro long my life as an AIDS patient.I would want to know if a BITTER HERB(bitter melon) can help lower the viral load and effective natural reducer of different forms...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no credible published data that bitter herb therapy offers any substantial clinical benefit for the treatment of herbs. If any reader knows of such a study please post. KH... Read more »

Herb Safety

Hi.....I was diagonosed 9-'02 and have a viral load of 7,000 and CD4 530. I am not on meds. I was taking goldenseal and echinacea as part of my supplement program. However I have read conflicting points of view regarding both of these. Is...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Herbal research in HIV is almost non-existent. However, there was a small study done at the VA Hospital in Long Beach presented in the INT AIDS Conf of 1998 that showed improved natural killer cell function in 11 out of 12 patients taking echinacea... Read more »
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hiv natural healing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
MY Introduction:
Hello my name is rain bear here are some of the natural healing ways that me and my group talk about if you like to be part of this group your more then welcome to come in just E mail me .

Vitamins , Herbs & Spices

The... 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 with my BF (he... Read more »

Potential Infection Through Natural Skin Condoms

Posted by DathanielTDK, 1 Reply
So here's my situation. Just under a week ago I hooked up with a woman I had never met, she basically coming up to me and asking if I'd like to "go party". I said sure, she told me to meet her in her hotel room. I went and got a condom out of my... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

(HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the AIDS... Read more »