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What Herbs Can I Use For Hiv Treatment

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Drug Based on Chinese Herb Might Be Effective Treatment for HIV

An experimental drug derived from a Chinese herb might be able to treat HIV, the Boston Globe reports. The herb, Syzigium claviflorum, has been used in Taiwan to treat diarrhea and halt bleeding, and Watertown, Mass.-based Panacos Pharmaceutical ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uganda Bans Iranian HIV/AIDS, TB Herb

The Ugandan government on Friday banned the distribution and use of an herb, Khomeini, used by some Iranian health care workers to treat HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, Xinhua News Agency reports. Uganda's Minister of State for Health Alex Kamugisha... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Isatis

Isatis ( Isatis tinctoria ) is an herb related to mustard. Early Europeans made blue dyes with isatis and also applied it to skin wounds. An important plant in Chinese medicine, the plant's roots and leaves are often used to treat conditions of... Read more »
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early treatment/ antioxidants and herbs

May taking of antioxidants and/or immuno-stimulating herbs be helpful in early stages of the HIV infection? Thank you very much....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Tough question, because there is little information about this topic. One answer: there isn't any convincing evidence that I've heard or seen that antioxidants/herbs have any significant impact on the progression of HIV. We certainly... Read more »

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 »

HIV+ and Herb Medicine

My CD4 is 304 and have yet to begin treatment(waiting on my doctor to say so). In the meantime, I was told by a nurse start taking herb medicine named Selenium-200mcg-once daily with one-a-day men multivitamin. I have been doing this for a couple...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Selenium is an essential trace mineral and not an herb and is required for some enzymes in the body in order to function appropriately. At that dose, there is no concern. There is no significant difference between those CD4 counts or viral load.... Read more »

Herbs and HIV

HI doctor. can Herbs treat (not cure) HIV better than the drugs we have. If no, why not. I used herbs (some type of dough)on my pilonidal cyst wound (huge) that wouldn't heal by itself and it healed it in 2 weeks. I guess I'm talking in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello U. of Mich. Stud,If you get into medical school, chances are you'll change your mind rather quickly about medications versus herbs in the treatment of significant diseases. I will point out that many medications were developed from herbs... 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 »

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 »

herbs

Posted by Anonymous
can anyone share some insight on personal experiences with herbs to offset the side effects related to hiv therapy?They are so widely used in Europe, yet most American doctors warn to stay away. I'm not talking about farout stuff,just what you can... Read more »

ME AND "HERB" ON "MOTHER`S DAY

Posted by POZGAL43
GOOD EVENING TO ALL MY READERS AND FOLLOWERS I`AM ABOUT TO TELL YA`LL HOW ME AND "HERB" SPEND OUR MOTHER`S DAY TOGETHER.BUT FIRST LET ME TELL YA`LL WHAT KIND OF MOTHER THAT MAKES A MOTHER`S DAY FOR A HIV-POSITIVE CHILD. FIRST NO ONE HAS TO TELL ME... Read more »