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Author Topic: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.  (Read 367 times)

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Offline greenapple23

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Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« on: September 21, 2014, 04:18:58 PM »
HI Everyone!!!!! Newbie Here

I just wanna know which herbs and supplements help stop OR slow down the viral replication of HIV. i wanna know this in case there comes a time when i don't have access to my meds.

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 04:56:40 PM »
Only antivirals can treat HIV.  Assuming you are eating properly, you should be getting all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs.  Please save your money, nothing but antivirals will work.

Also, could you please not post in such a difficult font and color.  Some of our members have eyesight issues and your post can be very hard to read for some.

Welcome to the forums.

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Offline greenapple23

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 05:43:26 PM »
Oh wow so no natural herb can stop the replication...wow i find that hard to believe.

Ok gotcha. i will use the regular font.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2014, 05:45:56 PM by greenapple23 »

Offline leatherman

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2014, 06:17:42 PM »
Oh wow so no natural herb can stop the replication...wow i find that hard to believe.
35+ years of scientific research has proven that only antiretrovirals do anything against HIV. just as anecdotal evidence, you can see by the amount of AIDS deaths in America before 1996 and the huge, huge drop in deaths afterwards with the start of combination therapy (multiple classes of drugs together to inhibit the replica of HIV). So it really shouldn't be hard to believe that it takes some powerful medication to deal with a retrovirus. Of course, if some natural herb would have been found to work, your doctor would have already given you the cure as soon as you were diagnosed. And everybody here would have already been cured and there wouldn't be anybody to talk to you. LOL  :D
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Offline buginme2

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2014, 07:03:13 PM »
Oh wow so no natural herb can stop the replication...wow i find that hard to believe.



36 million people have died of hiv worldwide.  Dont ya think if there was an herb that stopped hiv everyone would be taking it?  Think

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2014, 07:04:52 PM »
Oh wow so no natural herb can stop the replication...wow i find that hard to believe.

Ok gotcha. i will use the regular font.

Anyhoo, welcome to the forum.
Have you been diagnosed HIV+ with a Western Blot?
Why don't you introduce yourself a bit.

By the way, where are you reading all this kinda old info about HIV. Or it just whats info you picked up over the years, and you haven't read much yet?

This stuff about AZT and body change issues?  This stuff about herbs and supplements??

Herbs and supplements were a sort of hope out of desperation before there was effective treatment of HIV.

Nowadays there might be some LTS (long-term survivors) and or some special cases of HIV+ folks who might find relief for some side effects or damages done from having HIV for decades, or untreated hiv for a long time, or AIDS diagnosis, or rotten guts and digestive issues, etc.

If you are not in any of these categories or experiences, herbs and supplements are not part of your HIV treatment and furthermore can be counterproductive.  As well as a waste of money....

Someday real scientists may find useful properties in plants, to help fight viruses, who knows... Many plants have antiviral activity, for sure!

But all the brilliant researchers of several decades now, haven't found an effective plant based treatment for our nasty virus - HIV.

In fact, in the 90's and into the 2000's some countries royally screwed their HIV+ populations with false claims about nutrition and plants and supplements.  Rather than having access to shitty and then better medicine.

DEATHS!!!  Many many many many many useless deaths about plants and HIV.  So don't be surprised if you get heavy responses to a casual and ignorant inquiry about "which herbs slows HIV" - because its just the opposite. Plants killed thousands of people.

“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline greenapple23

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2014, 08:01:09 PM »
Anyhoo, welcome to the forum.
Have you been diagnosed HIV+ with a Western Blot?
Why don't you introduce yourself a bit.

By the way, where are you reading all this kinda old info about HIV. Or it just whats info you picked up over the years, and you haven't read much yet?

This stuff about AZT and body change issues?  This stuff about herbs and supplements??

Herbs and supplements were a sort of hope out of desperation before there was effective treatment of HIV.

Nowadays there might be some LTS (long-term survivors) and or some special cases of HIV+ folks who might find relief for some side effects or damages done from having HIV for decades, or untreated hiv for a long time, or AIDS diagnosis, or rotten guts and digestive issues, etc.

If you are not in any of these categories or experiences, herbs and supplements are not part of your HIV treatment and furthermore can be counterproductive.  As well as a waste of money....

Someday real scientists may find useful properties in plants, to help fight viruses, who knows... Many plants have antiviral activity, for sure!

But all the brilliant researchers of several decades now, haven't found an effective plant based treatment for our nasty virus - HIV.

In fact, in the 90's and into the 2000's some countries royally screwed their HIV+ populations with false claims about nutrition and plants and supplements.  Rather than having access to shitty and then better medicine.

DEATHS!!!  Many many many many many useless deaths about plants and HIV.  So don't be surprised if you get heavy responses to a casual and ignorant inquiry about "which herbs slows HIV" - because its just the opposite. Plants killed thousands of people.

My introduction to the forum is here: http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=55566.msg649370#msg649370

I have just been reading a lot about HIV to learn more about this disease ever since i got the diagnosis.  i spend most of my free time reading  anything i can about hiv. Some of the stuff i read and watched scared me. Sometimes i think i'm not mentally & emotionally strong enough to handle this disease. But i'm greatful i found this forum so that people who've had the disease for a long time can guide me through what's real and not. There is a Lot of Disinformation circulating on the internet about hiv.

Offline leatherman

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2014, 08:39:39 PM »
There is a Lot of Disinformation circulating on the internet about hiv.
amen!
that's why we suggest that people stick to the LESSONS section of POZ and the forums. Those lessons have nearly everything you need to know about HIV. Vetted material ;) And whatever isn't covered in the Lessons, has surely been discussed and vetted here in the forums. Using the SEARCH function or simply starting a new thread is a sure way to find out what you need to know. (You could search about supplements, vitamins, or herbs here and quickly learn which ones could help you be healthier and which ones are just "snake oil". (Just please don't turn into one of those "researching for the cure all the time" people. LOL  ;) )
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Offline greenapple23

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2014, 09:07:19 PM »
amen!
that's why we suggest that people stick to the LESSONS section of POZ and the forums. Those lessons have nearly everything you need to know about HIV. Vetted material ;) And whatever isn't covered in the Lessons, has surely been discussed and vetted here in the forums. Using the SEARCH function or simply starting a new thread is a sure way to find out what you need to know. (You could search about supplements, vitamins, or herbs here and quickly learn which ones could help you be healthier and which ones are just "snake oil". (Just please don't turn into one of those "researching for the cure all the time" people. LOL  ;) )

thanks i for the advice. i will check the lessons sections asap. thanks a lot greatly appreciated.

Offline elf

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 06:17:48 PM »
Melatonin can prevent mitochondrial damage,
melatonin and turmeric have anticancer effects
(but turmeric needs vegetable oil, black pepper and pineapple extract
to enter into human blood stream, otherwise it's discarded in stool and urine,
so it's a ''complicated'' supplement).
Omega-3 / fish oil and aspirin can have anti-inflammatory effect as well
(but they shouldn't be taken together).

Artichoke extract, choline and silybin are good for your liver health.
Taurine and ursodiol are good for your liver health and bile duct health.

I'd recommend vitamin D and magnesium too,
(but not too much calcium).

Any multivitamin is okay if you're a picky eater.
If you eat well, you don't really need it.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 06:25:10 PM by elf »

Offline leatherman

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 06:24:05 PM »
Any multivitamin is okay as well if you're a picky eater.
Interestingly enough, none of these items you mentioned do anything to HIV
but thanks for playing ;)  :D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline elf

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 06:26:21 PM »
Interestingly enough, none of these items you mentioned do anything to HIV
but thanks for playing ;)  :D

Maybe not, but they seem to reduce sub-clinical inflammation and mitochondrial damage
which is present even when HIV is suppressed (and person is ''undetectable'').

Offline zach

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Re: Which Herbs Or Supplement Slows Down HIV.
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 07:46:31 PM »
hair of truvada, tooth of norvir, fresh cut prezista, and root of isentress

i find these work well for my HIV

with plenty of marijuana, plenty... and some scent of patchouli

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looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

 


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