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Clinical Trial of Homoeopathic Preparations of Amyleum Nitrosum, Azathioprine, Cocainum Muriaticum and Cyclosporine in HIV Disease Dr. V.P. Singh Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy New Delhi
Since the presentation of the first cases of immunodeficiency in homosexual men in 1981 in New York and California, HIV infection has come a long way and is currently a Global health emergency (WHO). It is now the leading cause of death in most parts of the World and the fourth biggest killer globally.
* 80 of the cases had presented with CD4 cells <500
Changes in CD4 Counts T F More than 1000/cumm Between 500 to 1000/cumm CD4+ T-Lymphocyte Count Before treatment During treatment Total no. of cases* Improved Not improved Range M T M F T M F 1 - 1 - - - 1 - 1 22 6 16 17 4 3 5 2 3 Between 200 to 500/cumm 62 40 22 25 20 5 37 20 17 Between 100 to 200/cumm 16 7 9 4 2 2 12 5 7 Less that 100 cells/cumm 2 1 1 2 1 1 - - -
It is difficult to make a definitive conclusion as CD4 estimation facility was not readily available in the country in 1998 and only 103 subjects had repeat CD4 Counts
Another reason for not making a definitive conclusion is that management of HIV infection is a complex activity. Medicine alone does not help people with HIV. There are many other issues which need to be addressed to