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Vinegar For Thrush

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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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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="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Nutrition/Q219277.html" 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="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1785201/" 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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thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone know a website that shows a picture of what thrush looks like?

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Information needed--Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is thrush? Does it appear within the ARS period ?

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Thrush

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Yogurt for mild thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've noticed that regular yogurt (with acidophilus) seems to help with mild thrush. Could this be my imagination or does this really work? Read more »