#AskTheHIVDoc: Herbal Treatments? (1:18)

I’ve been reading online about new herbal treatments for HIV. What’s the deal? You have some questions? We know HIV..


I’ve been reading online about new herbal
treatments for HIV. What’s the deal? You have some questions? We know HIV.
I’m a doctor. I’m trained for this. We’re gonna give you what you need. We don’t have any herbal treatments that are
known to be a cure. If you were to do a Google search on the internet and look for herbal
cures for HIV, you’ll see a lot of people saying a lot of different things.
Some of these herbal treatments that you’ll see online or that you’ll hear about in the
newspaper actually haven’t been specifically tested and people are running a lot of scams
to do a lot of herbal treatments to make money on medications that won’t actually treat as
well for HIV as the medications prescribed from your doctor. In addition to that you
really have to be careful because some of these herbal medications can cause side effects
with the liver and other organs in your body that help get rid of some of the HIV medications.
They could interact with the HIV medications and cause more side effects.
Don’t go off your HIV meds just to start taking the herbal supplements. Make sure you communicate
with your medical provider and make a decision together.

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