Alternative HIV/AIDS Treatments

Very Important:

Alternative/Integrative therapies should not replace antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV patients.

Patients should consult their healthcare providers before taking any herbs or supplements because they may interact with treatment. In particular, patients should not take St. John’s wort because it may interact with HIV treatment.

Unclear or conflicting scientific evidence

Aloe Vera

Alizarin

Antineoplastons

Astragalus

Beta sitosterol

Bitter melon

Blessed thistle

Boxwood

Carrageenan

Chiropractic

Coenzyme Q10

Cranberry

DHEA

Flaxseed and flaxseed oil

Green tea

Healing Touch

L-carnitine

Licorice

Massage

Meditation

Melatonin

Mistletoe

Prayer/distant healing

Psychotherapy

Reiki

Relaxation therapy

Selenium

Shiitake

Sorrel

Spiritual healing

Therapeutic touch

Thymus extract

Traditional Chinese medicine

Turmeric

Vitamin A

Zinc

Fair negative scientific evidence

Ozone therapy

St John’s wort