C.6. Drastic Increase of CD4 Cell Counts by CHAM3 Therapy in HIV Infected Patients print
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A. CAPRANI**, B. MIRAMOR*, J. AVICENNE**, A. RICHERT**, E. RITA DE LIMA TEIXEIRA
* Caixa Postal 1394, Salvador Bahia (Brazil) CEP 40001 - 970,+ Policlinica Santa Paula, 2717 Av. Presidente Vargas - Ondina, Salvador Bahia (Brazil)
** Association "Positifs" BP 230 75865 Paris Cedex 18 (France)

OBJECTIVE

To test the efficiency of an herbal preparation of a mixture of 3 brazilian plants (CHAM3) on HIV+ patients.


METHOD

  • Open trial (trial duration 9.23 months)
  • 12 brazilian HIV patients (5 ARC and 7AIDS)
  • 1992 - 1995
  • posology: 100 ml 3 times a day of CHAM3 solution (about 1g/l of plant extract)

RESULTS

  • Drastic improvement of clinical and biological parameters for all patients
  • No opportunistic infection
  • No side effects

parameter before therapy (mean+/-SD) after therapy (mean+/-SD) significancy
p value Hb (g/l)  12.38+/-2.13 12.58+/-2.05 0.97
Leucocytes/mm3  5080+/-2061  4801+/-2270 0.75
Lymphocytes/mm3  1585+/-852  1811+/-885 0.31
Lymphocytes % 3 2.35+/-13.9 39.33+/-12.8 0.071
CD4 Lymphocytes/mm3     207+/-186    460+/-207 0.0025
CD4 Lymphocytes % 12,68 +/-7,65 22,47+/-6,74 0,01
CD8 Lymphocytes/mm3     853+/-373    960+/-731 0.72
CD8 Lymphocytes %   54.1+/-8.2 4     65+/-11.8 0.07
Monocytes/mm3  341+/-198   225+/-118 0.15

 
patients 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
cd4/mm3 before 19 45 49 68 93 108 144 274 288 385 396 620
cd4/mm3 after. 554 200 422 289 322 452 243 960 425 635 435 582

CONCLUSION

Cham3 appears to be an efficient agent in HIV infected brazilians patients, particularly in the more depressed ones. A similar investigation is in progress in Europe, in order to confirm or infirm these results.

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