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What Herbs Interact With Hiv Medications

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Herb and HIV drug interactions

Is there a web-site to check the drug interactions with various herbs? I google and just get random information. I am taking Norivir, Reyataz, Ziagen and Viread. I want to take a virus elimination herb that includes Burdock Root, Ashwagandha Root,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hi and thanks for posting.I'd be cautious about adding untested products or supplements, particularly when your taking Norvir (ritonavir)-- this medication has the greatest potential to cause negative drug-drug interactions.I'll start my... Read more »

Concern about Chinese supplement herbs

I am taking as a supplement both 'Yun Zhiwan' and 'Xiao Yao' Chinese medicine.... Read more »

ayurvedic herbs

Can I take Bacopa, Indian spider plant and withenia somanifera along with the HIV ART medications.... Read more »
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Resources

Reference Books on Herbal Therapies Finker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions , 3rd Edition. Sandy: Eclectic Medical Publications, 2001. Chandler R, Bombardier C, et al. Herbs: Everyday Reference for Health Professionals . Ottawa:... Read more »
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Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV

This section contains brief overviews of specific herbs often used by people with HIV. Many of the herbs in this section (particularly those drawn from Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine) are normally used in combination with others. Indeed,... Read more »
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How People Living With HIV Use Herbal Therapies

HIV-positive people use herbs for a few key purposes: Immune System Therapies Many people with HIV take herbs to support the immune system and to help it repair the damage caused by the virus. This is one of the most important uses for herbs but... Read more »
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Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Ginseng

Information about ginseng is often confusing because the herb comes in several different forms. Panax ginseng (often called Korea or Asian ginseng) is a root widely used in Chinese medicine and can be processed in different ways. Steaming the root... Read more »
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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 »

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 »