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What Herbs And Alternative Medicine Help With Aids/hiv

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Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Sometimes this information is truly not available. However, if it seems like people don't want to answer your questions, be extra careful. You might be dealing with a health fraud. See Fact Sheet 206 , How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud, for more information. Why Aren't There More Studies of Alternative Therapies? Alternative therapies aren't always designed to treat a particular illness: Some alternative therapies treat the whole person, not an...
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Herbs and Medicines

I am HIV positive and on Sustiva, Epivir, Zerit, and Ziagen. I have a T-cell count of 1008 and a viral load of 337 that has remained relatively stable over the last several months (about 5 months now). I did a lot of research on various supplements...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Your liver protects itself better than any herb can do it. Less is more when it comes to putting chemicals into your body whether they are natural or not. The liver is a very resilient organ and as long as you eat well and do not abuse alcohol, it... Read more »

alternative medicine

I was just diagnosed as HIV positive this week. I am an average well educated 52 year old heterosexual woman, who is five years divorced after 30 years of marriage. I have only had 4 sex partners and no history of drug use. I am still trying to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no strong evidence that chinese herbs or megavitamins significantly influence the outcomes of HIV infection. Current HIV treatment is good and getting better-I would try to insist to be seen before June to see where you are at and hear... Read more »

alternative medicines and Hiv meds

Hi I developed a infection of the colon or somewhere in the area, i am taking HIV meds Viread,Viramune and Epivir, I went to my local health food store with this issue, and was given Olive Leaf Extract and Jarro-Dophilus. I have read up on both...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am unsure and suspect there are no data to deterimine if there is a potential interaction. Of the two, it seems like the Jarro-Dophilus would have the least risk for an interaction given what it is.DW... Read more »

PML-alternative medicine

Dear Dr.Feinberg,I wrote to you before regarding my husband who has PML and is HIV neg. My husband has been on Interferon for 10 weeks. He will have an MRI done in 2 weeks to see if the medication has helped. I have 2 questions: My husband has...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know what the gray mole-like lesions are, but I do not think they are part of the PML. Interferon does really knock most people out, but it may be helpful (just the fact that your husband's course is relatively stable is... Read more »
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Help with Herbs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone provide me with some information or experiences with Herps or mega-dose vitamins. I am 34, relatively healthy (a little soft around the middle), HIV+ for 13 years. My T4s are at 658 and my viral load is 500, I have been on a med cocktail... Read more »

need help with alternative meds

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi I have no health insurance and a poor income , I need to find some kind of alternative medicine RIGHT NOW, I can not go on toxic pills right now anyways so if someone can point me in the right direction that will be great for me. Read more »

herbs!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
A few months ago , I saw on this board an entry from a guy called Chris regarding some Chinese Herbs.

He said he took Chinese Herbs (hepatic disease and Shousaikotou)and an Agaricus mushroom in Brazil and it boosted his CD4 and decreased VL.

I am... Read more »