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Are herb and plants such aloe vera good for HIV and aids?

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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not proven

There is no evidence that herbs or plants have a role in treating or preventing HIV or aids.
On the other hands, we have very good medical treatments that when followed have very good results. Please make sure you get a doctor and listen to them about hiv/aids if this is something that is affecting you. If someone you know might have hiv, have them get tested.

In brief: Not proven

There is no evidence that herbs or plants have a role in treating or preventing HIV or aids.
On the other hands, we have very good medical treatments that when followed have very good results. Please make sure you get a doctor and listen to them about hiv/aids if this is something that is affecting you. If someone you know might have hiv, have them get tested.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anti diarrhea use

Curcumin has been found to help with HIV diarrhea.
The dose was 1862 mg of curcumin daily. In another study, it showed modest increases in cd4 counts, when used synergistically with protease inhibitor. In contrast, st john's wort can decrease blood levels of protease inhibitors and nnrti's which can lead to viral resistance!

In brief: Anti diarrhea use

Curcumin has been found to help with HIV diarrhea.
The dose was 1862 mg of curcumin daily. In another study, it showed modest increases in cd4 counts, when used synergistically with protease inhibitor. In contrast, st john's wort can decrease blood levels of protease inhibitors and nnrti's which can lead to viral resistance!
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
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Dr. Steven Fine
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Medicine works

Hiv medicine is very safe, easy to take and very effective.
Don't use herbal medicine unless it is along with regular HIV medications and only if ok'd by your doctor.

In brief: Medicine works

Hiv medicine is very safe, easy to take and very effective.
Don't use herbal medicine unless it is along with regular HIV medications and only if ok'd by your doctor.
Dr. Steven Fine
Dr. Steven Fine
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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Herbs and plants like aloe vera do not likely have an effect on hiv/aids.
However, researchers are looking at plants and herbs to see if there may be some useful medicinal properties. However, at this current time, we still do not have a cure yet.

In brief: No

Herbs and plants like aloe vera do not likely have an effect on hiv/aids.
However, researchers are looking at plants and herbs to see if there may be some useful medicinal properties. However, at this current time, we still do not have a cure yet.
Dr. Daniel Lee
Dr. Daniel Lee
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