Is There Anyone Who Use Herbs To Treat Hiv

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Chinese Herbalism

... What Is Herbalism? Why Do People With HIV Use Chinese Herbalism? How Are Chinese Herbs Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Do Chinese Herbs Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? What Is Herbalism? Healers in many different health traditions use herbs. This fact sheet discusses herbs
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Aloe Vera, other exotic herbs and HIV

I am an HIV+ man and was reading about the benefits of Aloe Vera. I've read that it helps with the boost of the immune system and also the digestive tract. I take reyataz, truvada, and norvir contact and find that i have diarrhea more than I'd...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
... We used to use Aloe Vera in the 90's when we had no options to treatHIV besides nucleosides. It caused us to have diarrhea and GI upset and we saw no increases in CD4 cells at all. No data on 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 general (not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 or... Read more »

Jergon Sacha and Cat's Claw - cure for HIV?

Wanted to ask if there is any sciantific opinion on Jergon Sacha and Cat's Claw combo treatment... In the 1990s the Peruvian media reported that a Peruvian physician, Dr. Roberto Inchuastegui Gonzales, who was the president of the Committee of AIDS...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...combination does not cure (or even treat) HIV infection. It is simply one of an astonishingly long list of "immune supporting herbs" which are being sold by unscrupulous merchants to gullible customers.By the way, in a truly remarkable twist of... Read more »

Is Medicago Sativa safe if you have HIV/HCV?

I started taking chlorophyl (medicago sativa, alfalfa) until I read that it can be harmful for those living with immune suppression. It made me feel much more energetic and clear headed, but I am worried about using anymore due to the effects on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concern about possible drug-drug or drug-herb interactions. Before adding anything - medication, over-the-counter products, herbs, nutritional supplements, etc. - to your prescribed antiviral regimen, always check first with your HIV specialist.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Astragalus

...Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) is a bone marrow stimulant that can be purchased alone or in many combinations of Chinese herbs. Most of the clinical information about astralagus comes from studies in which it is used with other herbs. In... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Aloe Vera

...function more effectively. But a small British Columbia study of people with HIV showed no benefit to acemannan treatment. Some herbalists feel using the whole plant may be a more useful approach, but there are no studies using the whole herb to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers' Association Launches Registry of Practitioners Treating HIV/AIDS its research. Dzviti said the group requires additional resources to refine traditional treatments. Zimbabwe "has a lot of herbs that can be used to treat various ailments that are associated" with HIV/AIDS, Dzviti said. He added that the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Call to Test HIV/AIDS "Cures"

...last week, attendees called on researchers and traditional healers to work together on studies to determine the efficacy of herbs for treating HIV. Traditional medicines are commonly used throughout South Africa, but there is little evidence of... Read more »