What is Complementary Therapy?

What is Alternative Therapy?

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What is Complementary Therapy?

Along with HIV meds some people with HIV or AIDS use "complementary" therapies. Complementary therapies are called this because they are often used in addition to more conventional medical therapies. Most complementary therapies are not offered in medical clinics or hospital settings. If you are on conventional antiretroviral meds and want to use complementary therapies, discuss this with your health care provider first. There could be bad interactions between your meds and complementary therapy.

“I use acupuncture and herbs to take away some for the side effects of antiretroviral drugs”

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