According to research estimates, 35.3 million people were living with aids in the year 2012 alone. While that number has likely changed in the past 7 years, the reality is that HIV is a worldwide health problem that requires ongoing medical treatment.
Natural treatments for HIV, under supervision of a doctor, includes supplements and herbs which strengthen the immune system.
What is HIV?
HIV is a term used for the condition human immunodeficiency virus. This virus infects the cells of the immune system and then proceeds to destroy them and impair their overall function. HIV is considered a progressing disease as it often manifests initially with limited signs and symptoms and then further develops to the state of “immune deficiency” for which the condition received its name.
In terms of identifying “deficiency,” the immune system is considered deficient when it reaches a state from which it no longer fulfills its role in fighting infection and disease. At this point, your body is particularly susceptible to “opportunistic infections” that take advantage of a weakened immune system.
Linked to HIV is a condition known as AIDS. AIDS or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a term used to identify and describe the most advanced stages of HIV infection.
Natural Remedies for HIV
While no outright “cure” has been identified for HIV or AIDS, the below remedies have been posted by our readers as being helpful.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Treating HIV with apple cider vinegar functions to balance the pH system in the body, which in turn helps eradicate infection. ACV also contains a variety of essential nutrients that support immune health and restoration. We suggest drinking 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar diluted in water every day.
Coconut oil is an effective anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. Used daily, the oil helps eliminate the underlying infection and supports overall immune health.
Bloodroot is an herbal treatment that supports energy and treats infection. Taken as a daily supplement, bloodroot helps eliminate the symptoms and underlying cause of the condition.
Continue reading below for specific feedback from Earth Clinic readers who have tried or researched various remedies like coconut oil, colloidal silver and bloodroot.