Go dirisa melemo ya setso le melemo ya di ARV’s ka nako e le nngwe Dr Isaac Mashitisho – Specialist Physician

There are several beliefs that people have about modern and herbal medicines. For instance, some people believe herbal medicines are more effective than modern medicines. As such, they will opt for these medicines to treat any ailments. However, for people living with HIV/Aids, mixing anti-retroviral drugs with traditional herbs may have negative effects on your health, and is therefore discouraged.
Most HIV positive people get to know their status from a health facility, where they are started on treatment depending on their viral load and immune system. But because of the nature of the disease, an infected person might opt to add herbal medication on top of the anti-retroviral therapy that they have been given. As such, they take the herbal medication without considering the dosage.