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Smoking cannabis does not accelerate progression of liver disease in people with HIV/HCV co-infection

Smoking cannabis does not worsen liver disease in people with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection, Canadian research published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious

Published
31 July 2013
By
Michael Carter
Vitamin B12 During Hepatitis C Treatment

Although requiring further investigation, a study has demonstrated Vitamin B12 as capable of boosting the success of Hepatitis C treatment.

Published
22 August 2012
From
Hepatitis Central
Why Zambians don't test and treat

A study amongst 2443 people in Zambia, recruited from HIV clinics and community organisations, found that social ostracism, rejection by sexual partners and fear of not being

Published
26 July 2012
By
Gus Cairns
Herbal HIV drugs from China for Kenyan market

The Government will begin distributing herbal anti-HIV supplement from China that has been proved to significantly boost immunity of people living with HIV and Aids who are not on anti-retroviral therapies. 

Published
02 April 2012
From
The Standard
Yoga Helps HIV-Positive Rape Victims In Rwanda

"Women will tell you that before yoga, they were crippled with aches and pains; they felt old. Now they crave yoga because when they feel physically stronger, they feel more confident and optimistic," the instructor says.

Published
01 August 2011
From
Huffington Post
UK: The faith healers who claim they can cure cancer and HIV

A group of faith healers who claim they have miracle cures for cancer and HIV have been condemned as "irresponsible, even criminal" by a professor of complementary medicine, following a BBC Newsnight investigation.

Published
29 June 2011
From
BBC Newsnight (video)
Swaziland: Thabile Xaba, 'I Can Take the ARVs Now if I Like But I Must Consult the Ancestors'

Most Swazis go to traditional healers if they feel ill, but in a country with the world's highest HIV prevalence rate healers are struggling to cope. Thabile Xaba, 37, a healer who has been diagnosed HIV-positive at a clinic, told IRIN about her experiences.

Published
02 March 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
UK: Herbal medicine to be regulated

Herbal and Chinese medicine practitioners will be allowed to continue trading under Government plans to side-step a European ban on unlicensed treatments.

Published
16 February 2011
From
Daily Telegraph
Uganda: HIV Activists Want Errant Religious Leaders Convicted

ACTIVISTS have demanded that the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, 2010 provide for legal action against religious leaders and traditional healers who extort money from the public in the guise of curing AIDS.

Published
03 February 2011
From
AllAfrica
Ex-Arusha clergyman claims discovery of HIV/Aids cure

This influential priest broke the news before a group of Maasai traditional leaders, Laigwanan, telling them the treatment was revealed to him by God in a dream. The invention has stirred controversy and fear among government officials.

Published
19 December 2010
From
IPPmedia
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