AIDS

Sign/Symptoms
Drugs
Treatments
Attributes
GeographicalRegion is Africa
GeographicalRegion is Third World Countries
GeographicalRegion is South East Asia
Further Tests

Efficacy of Alternative and Other Treatments According to GRADE* Ranking:

Cannabis (Marijuana, weed, hemp) [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]:

Please note, this management does NOT treat the condition itself. It may mildly help with some of the symptoms, and even then has insufficient evidence to back up this claim at present.

Recommendation: Weakly in favor (Evidence shows that smoking or ingesting cannabis may help in relieving symptoms of decreased appetite in AIDS, and may aid in patients regaining lost weight, although some studies have yielded mixed results)

Grade of Evidence: low quality of evidence

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT):

NOT RECOMENDED

Recommendation: strongly against (available evidence shows that HBOT is in no way useful in treating HIV/AIDS, and can have harmful effects. NOT RECOMENDED)

Grade of Evidence: Moderate quality of evidence

Neuro-Linguistic Programming:

Recommendation: weakly against (Available evidence shows that Neuro-linguistic Programming does not help to treat HIV/AIDS

Grade of Evidence: very low quality of evidence

Naturopathic Medicine:

Recommendation: weak against (available evidence shows that Naturopathic medicine does not help to treat HIV AIDS. )

Grade of Evidence: very low quality of evidence

Vitamin E Supplement [11, 12]:

Recommendation: No recommendation (There is insufficient evidence to show that vitamin e is able to treat AIDS)

Grade of Evidence: Very low quality of evidence

Vitamin C [13]:

Recommendation: No recommendation (There is insufficient evidence to show that vitamin c is able to treat AIDS)

Grade of Evidence: Very low quality of evidence

Vitamin B Complex [14]:

Recommendation: No recommendation (There is insufficient evidence to show that vitamin b complex is able to treat AIDS)

Grade of Evidence: Very low quality of evidence

* www.gradeworkinggroup.org

 

Summary References

Treatments:

1. Ades T, Alteri R, Gansler T, Yeargin P, "Complete Guide to Complimentary & Alternative Cancer Therapies", American Cancer Society, Atlanta USA, 2009

2. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/marijuana.html

3. http://nccam.nih.gov/research/extramural/awards/2004/

4. http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/HerbsVitaminsandMinerals/marijuana

5. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/what-we-know-about-ms/treatments/complementary--alternative-medicine/marijuana/index.aspx

6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16957511

7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12965981

8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17589370

9. http://mct.aacrjournals.org/content/6/11/2921.long

10. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2562334/?tool=pmcentrez 

11. http://www.nutritionjrnl.com/article/S0899-9007(00)00227-6/abstract

12. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/6/9/3641

13. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6238227

14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8349197

 


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