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Vinegar And Herpes

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Will drinking vinegar affect my meds?

I recently tested HIV positive with a very low CD4 count of 8. I am now on ARVs. What surprised me is that despite my low count, where you are supposed to have died or be critically ill, I am healthy without any sickness. I add white vinegar to...
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. I'll repost a response <a href="" target=_new>here</a> from Nelson Vergel about vinegar. I always advise consulting with one's physician... Read more »

Apple Cider Vinegar

Hi Nelson!I have a friend who swears by the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. What do you know about the benefits, interactions, or possible side effects of people in HIV who take it? or is there any info? what do ya think about it? Happy New...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Vinegar has been shown to decrease blood glucose increases and decrease appetite in some studies. Here is a good summary you can read: <a href="" target=_new>Vinegar: Medicinal Uses... Read more »

Soap, water, vinegar, and love

A few months ago my boyfriend and I began to have unprotected sex. I am HIV+ and he is not. I read somewhere that soap and water and things like vinegar kill the germs that make up HIV. He washes after each time we have sex but I am still worried...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Soap, water, vinegar, and love will not provide adequate protection against HIV (nor other STDs). Only condoms will provide adequate protection against infection. Based on what you told me, your boyfriend is at... Read more »

Apple cider vinegar+ garlic

Hello,I really appreciate the work you have done here, I live in Turkey and you are an amazing source for me. Please keep helping us , you are real angels ...I was diagnosed as Hiv+ and also AIDS - 2 weeks ago with a very low level CD4 : 135 and...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Neither one has interaction problems. Garlic was suspect in a small study done with saquinavir but it should not be a problem with boosted lopinavir (Kaletra).... Read more »
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genital herpes or herpes simplex

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Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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Herpes question.....

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Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »


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How soon is TOO soon for a herpes blood test???

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herpes question

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