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Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat hiv?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies.
Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Supplements have not been shown to prevent or treat hiv.

In brief: No

There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies.
Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Supplements have not been shown to prevent or treat hiv.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Fred Harvey
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: No

There is currently no evidence that any herbal combination is effective.
That said, certain herbs have been show to beneficially effect t-cell health in HIV infected individuals. Sulforaphane is a broccoli extract that improves the lifespan of t-cells. Cannabinoids from marijuana have a positive effect on t-cell life as well.

In brief: No

There is currently no evidence that any herbal combination is effective.
That said, certain herbs have been show to beneficially effect t-cell health in HIV infected individuals. Sulforaphane is a broccoli extract that improves the lifespan of t-cells. Cannabinoids from marijuana have a positive effect on t-cell life as well.
Dr. Fred Harvey
Dr. Fred Harvey
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