Saturday, July 22, 2017

Natural/Alternative Treatments for HIV/AIDS

Check back for possible updates. I'm making no claims except that these are the purported treatments I came across in my extensive research. There is certainly some very intriguing information here and I highly-recommend those with HIV/AIDS look at this page from head to toe.

New Updates 7/22/2017

Is there a cure for HIV or AIDS?

There is no functional cure for HIV or AIDS, meaning that there is no procedure or medication which has been scientifically proven to reliably eliminate the virus from a person's body or reverse the damage to the immune system.

There have been many advances in HIV treatments and therapies in recent years that have dramatically improved the quality of life of people with HIV, and more people are living longer with HIV than we used to think was possible. There are also people whose bodies naturally suppress the virus without medication (referred to as "elite controllers"), though they are rare, and a lack of symptoms should not be interpreted to mean that you do not need medication if you are known to have HIV.

One well-studied, but not yet recreated case of a person who has been 'functionally cured' of HIV is Timothy Brown, also known as "the Berlin Patient". You can read about the science behind the Berlin Patient's case on our blog, BETA. The term 'functionally cured' means that the patient doesn't have to take medications, and there's so little of the virus in their body that they aren't being affected by it and can't infect anyone else. It's not 100% clear whether or not this will stay true in the long term.

In March 2013, a second well-studied case of a functional cure was announced - a toddler who was infected with HIV at birth appears to have been functionally cured.

Want to know more about progress towards a cure for HIV?  BETA has a number of other articles about the latest in HIV cure research.  
Hiv Aids Cure blog provides treatments, sign and symptoms, colloidal silver facts, prevention, transmission and causes of HIV/AIDS viral diseases.


Marijuana May Stop The Spread Of HIV, Study Finds


Marijuana has long been used to effectively treat symptoms associated with HIV, such as chronic pain and weight loss. But a growing body of research suggests the plant may be able to stop the spread of the disease itself.

Adding to these findings is a Louisiana State University study published last week in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. For 17 months, scientists administered a daily dose of THC, an active ingredient in cannabis, to monkeys infected with an animal form of the virus. Over the course of that period, scientists found that damage to immune tissue in the primates' stomachs, one of the most common areas in the body for HIV infection to spread, decreased.

"These findings reveal novel mechanisms that may potentially contribute to cannabinoid-mediated disease modulation," Dr. Patricia Molina, the study's lead author, wrote. The report goes on to explain that while HIV spreads by infecting and killing off immune cells, the monkeys that received the daily THC treatments maintained higher levels of healthy cells.

Similar research spearheaded by Molina in 2011 found that infected monkeys treated with THC had a better chance of surviving. And a report published in 2012 pointed to evidence that marijuana-like compounds can fight HIV in late-stage AIDS patients.

Last year, an oncologist from the United Kingdom found that marijuana compounds can kill cancer cells in leukemia patients, and scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco have conducted research that suggests those compounds can also effectively combat other forms of aggressive cancer.

Selenium Supplements Add Punch to HIV Fight 
HIV patients now have a surprising and simple way to help keep their infection under control: daily doses of a mineral called selenium. 

Daily selenium supplements seem to "tame" the HIV virus and strengthen the immune system, according to research published in today's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. 

The supplement isn't a substitute for antiretroviral therapy (ART) medications, though. It should be taken in addition to standard therapies. 

"Selenium alone cannot lower virus enough to improve health and cannot be substituted for the proven effects of ART," said David Pauza, a professor and assistant director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute in Baltimore. 

Patients should consider using selenium as an additional part of their normal treatment regimen, said study principle investigator Barry Hurwitz, a professor of psychology and medicine at the University of Miami in Florida.

Study Finds Selenium Suppresses Viral Load and Boosts Immune System Cells

Researchers from the University of Miami conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of selenium supplements in 262 patients with HIV. Patients were randomly divided into two groups to take either a daily capsule containing 200 micrograms of high-selenium yeast or a daily sugar pill. 

Nine months later, each patient underwent a comprehensive physical exam, and researchers realized that the selenium pills had made a real difference in the health of the HIV patients who had taken them.

Patients taking daily selenium supplements had lower levels of the virus in their bloodstream and increased immune cell counts compared to patients who took a placebo pill.

"Selenium is a lot like a lion tamer in the circus -- it's a virus tamer," Hurwitz said.

Antioxidant Powers May Give Selenium Strength Against HIV

Scientists aren't sure how selenium works to tame the virus. One theory is that selenium's antioxidant powers enable it to repair damage to the immune system. A stronger immune system is better able to fight off viruses like HIV. 

Given these promising early findings, doctors are now calling for more research to confirm these results and to determine whether taking selenium leads to other benefits, such as a longer life span for people with HIV.


Studies on ginseng and HIV 

High frequency of gross deletions in 5' LTR/gag and nef genes in patients infected with CRF02_AG of HIV type 1 who survived for over 20 years: an association with Korean red ginseng.
2009 AIDS research and human retroviruses

High frequency of gross deletions in the 5' LTR and gag regions in HIV type 1-infected long-term survivors treated with Korean red ginseng.
2008 AIDS research and human retroviruses

Pharmacokinetic and metabolic effects of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) in healthy volunteers receiving the HIV protease inhibitor indinavir.
2008 BMC complementary and alternative medicine

Frequent gross deletion in the HIV type 1 nef gene in hemophiliacs treated with Korean Red Ginseng: inhibition of detection by highly active antiretroviral therapy.
2009 AIDS research and human retroviruses

Long-term intake of Korean red ginseng in HIV-1-infected patients: development of resistance mutation to zidovudine is delayed.
2001 International immunopharmacology

High frequency of grossly deleted nef genes in HIV-1 infected long-term slow progressors treated with Korean red ginseng.
2006 Current HIV research

Alternative Approaches
The herbs with antiviral properties serve as the supporting therapies for the patients with HIV. These herbs show an anti-HIV activity in test tubes.
The Epigallocatechin-3-gallate element in green tea, for example, inhibits the replication of the virus thus providing the antiviral actions. Similar actions are noted with the chemicals in olive leaves.
Ginseng is maintaining the CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-1 infected patients and some studies have shown that it has a potential to increase them, too.
Viola yedoensis, andrographis paniculata, lithospermum erythrorhizon,and alternanthera philoxeroides are also beneficial in reducing the percentage of infected cells. Trichosanthin (TCS) is an active protein component isolated from Tian-Hua-Fen. It has been shown to inhibit HIV infection and has been used in the clinical treatment of AIDS, too.
The virus-related conditions are handled with the herbs of corresponding properties: ginkgo is used for the HIV-related dementia, greater celandine – for Kaposi's sarcoma, aloe vera – for skin problems, and lemon balm solves the problems with herpes simplex and insomnia.

Coconut Oil

Can coconut oil reduce the viral load of HIV-AIDS patients? "Initial trials have confirmed that coconut oil does have an anti-viral effect and can beneficially reduce the viral load of HIV patients", University of the Philippines' Emeritus professor of pharmocology Dr. Conrato S. Dayrit said.

A minimum of 50 ml of coconut oil would contain 20 to 25 grams of lauric acid, which indicates that the oil is metabolized in the body to release monolaurin which is an antibiotic and an anti-viral agent. Among the saturated fatty acids, lauric acid has the maximum anti-viral activity, he said. Based on this research, the first clinical trial using monolaurin as monotherapy on some of the HIV patients was conducted recently. Dr. Dayrit's conclusions after the study: "This initial trial confirmed the anecdotal reports that coconut oil does have an anti-viral effect and can beneficially reduce the viral load of HIV patients. The positive anti-viral action was seen not only with the monoglyceride of lauric acid but with coconut oil itself. This indicates that coconut oil is metabolized to monoglyceride forms of C-8, C-10, C- 12 to which it must owe its anti-pathogenic activity."

The entire results of Dr. Dayrit's study can be found here in PDF format.
On July 19, 1995, Dr. Mary Enig, noted biochemist and nutritionist, was quoted in an article published in The HINDU, India's National Newspaper as stating that coconut oil is converted by the body into "Monolaurin" a fatty acid with anti-viral properties that might be useful in the treatment of AIDS. The staff reporter for The HINDU wrote about Enig's presentation at a press conference in Kochi and wrote the following:

"There was an instance in the US in which an infant tested HIV positive had become HIV negative. That it was fed with an infant formula with a high coconut oil content gains significance in this context and at present an effort was on to find out how the 'viral load' of an HIV infected baby came down when fed a diet that helped in the generation of Monolaurin in the body."

The reporter commented on Enig's observations that "Monolaurin helped in inactivating other viruses such as measles, herpes, vesicular stomatitis and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and that research undertaken so far on coconut oil also indicated that it offered a certain measure of protection against cancer-inducing substances."

Enig stated in an article published in the Indian Coconut Journal, Sept. 1995 that Monolaurin, of which the precursor is lauric acid, disrupted the lipid membranes of envelope viruses and also inactivated bacteria, yeast and fungi. She wrote: "Of the saturated fatty acids, lauric acid has greater anti-viral activity than either caprylic acid (C-10) or myristic acid (C-14). The action attributed to Monolaurin is that of solubilizing the lipids the envelope of the virus causing the disintegration of the virus envelope."
Being HIV positive myself, and having things very under control, there are a couple of concerns I have and questions. The Virgin Coconut Oil? Absolutely amazing stuff! It has given me back the energy and feeling good that the antivirals can knock out of you. Bill from The Coconut Diet Forums in answer to someone else's request for information on coconut oil and AIDS.

Dr. Mary Enig has also written a book entitled "Nutrients and Foods in AIDS," and one of the chapters is published on her website here. (Frequently unavailable - if so try at a later date)
In a July 1997 newsletter entitled "Keep Hope Alive" an interview with Chris Dafoe was recorded. Chris Dafoe of Cloverdale, IN who, based on his lab numbers, thought the end was near in September, 1996. His HIV viral load was over 600,000, CD4 count was 10 and CD8 at 300. He prepaid his funeral and decided to take his last vacation in the jungles of South America with an Indian tribe in the Republic of Surinam. Around October 14, 1996, he began eating daily a dish of cooked coconut which was prepared by the local Indians. By Dec. 27th, 1996, a mere 2 and 1/2 months later, his viral load was at non-detectable levels and he had gained 32 lbs and was feeling great. He had some other people he knew with HIV try using coconuts in their diet, and they experienced the same results. The entire interview is recordedhere.

Another advantage of coconut oil for AIDs patients is the ability of the medium chain fatty acids to be absorbed more readily in a weakened immune system. A study done in 1997 at the University of Alabama showed that AIDs patients absorbed nutritional formulas better when medium chain fatty acids like those found in coconut oil were added, while long chain fatty acids were not tolerated well when they were added to the formulas.1

A woman named Betty who buys Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil uses it in her ministry to the sick. She shares the following story of her friend with HIV that wishes to remain anonymous:

My friend B... is an HIV patient. He was dying in the hospital for 3 years and his body was covered with acne. There was also one dollar size boil on his left hip. When I got my first order of Virgin Coconut Oil , I gave him a quart of the oil to try. The result was amazing! After my friend took it for less than 2 weeks, the acne disappeared. The big boil on his hip started to heal and at this time is completely gone. After more than a month on coconut oil, his skin is now baby silk. You would think he is a different person. His recent blood test showed great improvement. The helper cells ( T- cells) which were at level 60 are now at a higher level of 608 after about one and a half months of taking the oil consistently. He is taking the minimum amount of 3.5 tablespoons per day. The viral load is now down to 50. That was almost on the 100 level before he used the oil. My friend is not completely healed yet but he has come a long way from where he was before because of this amazing oil. I will keep on introducing this amazing oil to my friends!

In 2009 a study2 was conducted at the University of Minnesota on the effectiveness of glycerol monolaurate (or monolaurin, a derivative of coconut oil) to protect women from being infected with the AIDS virus through their infected husbands. The monolaurin compound appeared to stop inflammation and helped keep away the cells the AIDS virus usually infects. "Even if it was only 60 percent effective, such a gel could prevent 2.5 million HIV cases over three years," researchers said. The entire Reuters article is here.

Was diagnosed Hiv+ 6 months ago. I started using VCO (3 tablespoons, three times a day) 2 months ago. Viral load went down from 15,500 to 6,000. CD4 count went up from 615 to 705. I am obviously very excited about these results. Nicola - South Africa, reported on The Coconut Diet Forums

1. Craig GB, Darnell BE, Weinsier RL, Saag MS, Epps L, Mullins L, Lapidus WI, Ennis DM, Akrabawi SS, Cornwell PE, Sauberlich HE. "Decreased fat and nitrogen losses in patients with AIDS receiving medium-chain-triglyceride-enriched formula vs those receiving long-chain-triglyceride-containing formula." Journal of the American Diet Assoc. 1997 Jun;97(6):605-11.
2. Li Q, Estes JD, Schlievert PM, Duan L, Brosnahan AJ, Southern PJ, Reilly CS, Peterson ML, Schultz-Darken N, Brunner KG, Nephew KR, Pambuccian S, Lifson JD, Carlis JV, Haase AT. "Glycerol monolaurate prevents mucosal SIV transmission." Nature. 2009 Apr 23;458(7241):1034-8. 


Bitter Melon

Bitter melon, also known as Momordica charantia, may provide antiviral and immune support, both of which are important to fight HIV and other infections that can weaken the body and worsen symptoms. A dose of 200 mg taken two to three times per day may be helpful, according to UMMC. However, you may require higher doses for HIV or AIDS, and you should consult your doctor about proper dosing with this supplement.


Green Tea

Green tea may provide your body with immune effects. Green tea contains antioxidants, substances that help fight viruses and other foreign agents that invade your body and cause cellular damage and illness. Some research has indicated that an ingredient in green tea called epigallocatechin may help inhibit an HIV infection, according to UMMC. For antioxidant and immune-boosting effects, UMMC recommends a caffeine-free dose of 250 to 500 mg if you have HIV. The leaf of green tea can also be used to make tea.


Cat's Claw

Cat's claw can offer your body immune support and protection from viruses. Therefore, it may be of benefit if you are infected with the HIV virus since it can boost your ability to fight this infection and protect against further infections. UMMC recommends an extract of 20 mg three times per day.


Research indicates that many people with AIDS have deficiencies of several nutrients. One study found that HIV-infected people who took a multivitamin/mineral supplement every day experienced a slower onset of AIDS than those who did not.


Preliminary evidence suggests that alpha lipoid acid (ALA) may be helpful in managing HIV. ALA is a powerful antioxidant that raises levels of glutathione in the body, an amino acid that is crucial to maintaining health immune-system function. ALA may also curb the replication of HIV by slowing the replication process.


According to a 1998 study, Vitamin C has the antioxidant potential to minimize cell damage and reduce the overall amount of HIV in the body. Injections of Vitamin C in extremely high doses seem to hinder the growth of the HIV virus.

Licorice (Glycirrhiza glabra) is used for HIV treatment to cure symptoms such as mouth ulcers and heartburn through its anti inflammatory and wound healing properties.

Ayurveda mentions the use of Rasayana medicines, which are rejuvenators or immunomodulator herbs such as Phyllanthus emblica, Tinospora cordifolia, andWithania somnifera, for boosting immunity in patients. These offer a natural best treatment for HIV/AIDS.}
Whey protein is a dietary supplement to help in gaining weight while being easy to digest yet very nutritive. This deals with the rapid weight loss caused due to infections in AIDS/HIV patients.
Coenzyme 10 is a natural supplement that boosts the immune system as well as increases the cluster of differentiation (CD4) counts to optimize the patient’s immunity, proving useful in the best treatment for HIV/AIDS.

Benefits found by some people living with HIV/AIDS
How to use
Helps to relieve constipation
Use as extract; boil and drink the concentrated water. To be used in limited amounts; stop immediately if it causes cramps or diarrhoea
Helps to relieve nausea and aid digestion; has an antiseptic function for mouth sores
Add to food to treat nausea and digestive problems. Use as gargle for mouth sores
Flower heads have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and healing function. Helps with infections of the upper digestive tract
Use as a compress to treat infected wounds. Prepare as tea to help digestion
Helps with digestive problems, pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite
Add to food during cooking or prepare as tea
Stimulates appetite, helps fight infection, heals ulcers and intestina inflammation
Add a pinch to cooked or raw foods. For an energizing drink add to fruit juice or water
Helps digestion and provides relief for nausea
Prepare tea from the leaves and flowers and drink several cups throughout the day
Good for colds and for weakness after colds or flu. Also used when feeling cold, for diarrhoea and nausea. Stimulates appetite. Gently stimulates digestive juices, encouraging bowel movements
Either add to meals or in tea, particularly ginger cinnamon tea for chesty colds or tuberculosis (see recipe in Annex 1)
Stimulate appetite, help weak digestion, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting
Use in soups, stews, warmed fruit juice and tea
Helps to increase appetite and reduce flatulence. Controls bacteria and fungi
Add herb to meals
Has an antibacterial function, particularly for lungs and during bronchitis. Eucalyptus oil from leaves increases the blood flow and reduces the symptoms of inflammation
Prepare tea from the leaves or extract (see recipe in Annex 1)
Helps to increase appetite, combat flatulence and expel gas
Add as spice to foods or prepare tea from the seeds. Use in limited amounts
Has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal function, particularly in the gut, intestines, lungs and vagina. Helps digestion and feeling of weakness. Also good for thrush, throat infections, herpes and diarrhoea
Prepare tea or energy drink (see recipe in Annex 1), or use in food
Improves digestion, energizes, relieves diarrhoea and stimulates appetite. Used for treating common colds, flu and nausea
Use either as a spice in meals or prepare a ginger tea (see recipe in Annex 1)
Is antibacterial and helps digestion
Add lemon juice to food or drinks
Lemon grass
Has a calming effect as well as soothing digestion and alleviating stress
Use as tea
Has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps digestion
Use as tea or gargle for mouth sores. Chew mint leaves to aid digestion
Brings down fever
Cut a fresh twig, remove the leaves and boil the bark in water; drink as tea. The bark can also be chewed
Reduces intestinal colic. Stimulates stomach secretions and activities and produces a feeling of hunger. The seed is used to remove excess water from the body
Add raw or cooked to food
May help nausea. Reduces colic (abdominal pain and cramps), helps to control diarrhoea and stop vomiting. Used for relieving tension and sleeplessness
Prepare as tea, by boiling the leaves for about ten minutes. Add to food. (Peppermint can easily be grown in the garden and or in a pot near the house)
Has antiseptic and antifungal function. Relaxes nervous coughing and increases mucosal secretions. (particularly effective in the gut) Stimulates digestion and the growth of the good intestinal flora in the gut
Use as gargle or mouthwash, as a vaginal douche or as tea
Turmeric/ yellow root
Digestive aid, antiseptic and antioxidant
Use powdered in rice, cereals, etc.

R.I.F.E. instruments. (Resonant Initiated Field Effects) - This term was created by Dr. James Bare D.C. who pioneers research in biology and warm fusion plasma instruments using frequency therapy. More Info...

More Info on Sound Therapy ---> Healing Solfeggio Frequencies

Devices that supposedly heal with sound incorporate light...

For more information, please read my blog:

What is Brainwave Entrainment?

DR Boyd Graves Aids Cure Patent 5676977

Method of curing AIDS with tetrasilver tetroxide molecular crystal devices 

The diamagnetic semiconducting molecular crystal tetrasilver tetroxide (Ag.sub.4 O.sub.4) is utilized for destroying the AIDS virus, destroying AIDS synergistic pathogens and immunity suppressing moieties (ISM) in humans. A single intravenous injection of the devices is all that is required for efficacy at levels of about 40 PPM of human blood. The device molecular crystal contains two mono and two trivalent silver ions capable of "firing" electrons capable of electrocuting the AIDS virus, pathogens and ISM. When administered into the bloodstream, the device electrons will be triggered by pathogens, a proliferating virus and ISM, and when fired will simultaneously trigger a redox chelation mechanism resulting in divalent silver moieties which chelate and bind active sites of the entities destroying them. The devices are completely non-toxic. However, they put stress on the liver causing hepatomegaly, but there is no loss of liver function.

Inventors:Antelman; Marvin S. (Rehovot, IL)
Assignee:Antelman Technologies Ltd. (Providence, RI)
Appl. No.:658955
Filed:May 31, 1996

Here is a website devoted to to natural treatments for AIDs that is not impressed with the above research. You decide...

I certainly question why large scale clinical trials have not been conducted. Something that AIDS activists like Dr. Boyd Graves have been calling for a very long time.Anyone have information on the Death of Dr. Boyd Graves

Anyone have information on the Death of Dr. Boyd Graves

I heard from a couple of sources that Dr. Boyd Graves (best known for exposing HIV/AIDS as a created BioWeapon) died about a month ago & I'm asking if anyone has any more information on his death. I just found out yesterday & I was Shocked because it my Brother in Law is somewhat close to Dr. Graves & he got him to come on an Internet Radio Show we did about 2 months ago, & a couple of weeks or so(I have a fuzzy memory) after that my Bro told me that he got a call from Dr. Graves & was told that their were people at his door & he was sure they were feds.

Also, my Bro told me that he got a weird email that showed that it was send from his own email giving him some sort of warning (my fuzzy memory going to be the death of me) & at the time I was somewhat apprehensive that their was some sort of foul play, but after I heard that he died & looked back at all the procedding I'm about 99.9 % sure this was some sort of SpecOps & not in the sense that it was because of his appearance on the show because I'm assuming only 30-50 ppl listened or less & the youtube vid has a few hundred hits. 

Oh, & here's the link to the vids(& fyi. I wasn't even a fan of the direction of the show, because my Bro somewhat turns it into a Black issue, when I feel that we are all being hit by the NWO in a ton of ways whether your Black.White, Blue or Green & their isn't 1 magical issue that's going to solve the problem, & my bro somewhat felt that exposing HIV/AIDS was that.)