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Complementary and alternative medicine use in British Columbia--a survey of HIV positive people on antiretroviral therapy.
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2006 Nov; 12(4):242-8.CT

Abstract

In 2002, the British Columbia (BC) Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS collected final detailed data on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in their HIV treatment program. This cross-sectional study of 682 participants examines types and determinants of CAM use in this program, and examines adverse effects associated with CAM use and antiretroviral therapy (ART). Among the 47% ever CAM users in the included population, vitamins/minerals (81%), meditation/yoga (36%), massage (31%), marijuana (30%), dietary supplements (24%), and herbal medicines (19%), were most commonly used. Multivariate analysis indicated CAM users were less likely to have low education (AOR=0.51), more likely to be unemployed (AOR=1.52), more likely to have been on ART longer (AOR=1.19), and more likely to experience objective, action-requiring (OA) side effects (AOR=1.45). CAM use is common. Both patients and health professionals should be aware of potential toxicities and drug interactions related to the use of CAM and HIV/AIDS treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. shayestadhalla@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17030295

Citation

Dhalla, Shayesta, et al. "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in British Columbia--a Survey of HIV Positive People On Antiretroviral Therapy." Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, vol. 12, no. 4, 2006, pp. 242-8.
Dhalla S, Chan KJ, Montaner JS, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine use in British Columbia--a survey of HIV positive people on antiretroviral therapy. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2006;12(4):242-8.
Dhalla, S., Chan, K. J., Montaner, J. S., & Hogg, R. S. (2006). Complementary and alternative medicine use in British Columbia--a survey of HIV positive people on antiretroviral therapy. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 12(4), 242-8.
Dhalla S, et al. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in British Columbia--a Survey of HIV Positive People On Antiretroviral Therapy. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2006;12(4):242-8. PubMed PMID: 17030295.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Complementary and alternative medicine use in British Columbia--a survey of HIV positive people on antiretroviral therapy. AU - Dhalla,Shayesta, AU - Chan,Keith J, AU - Montaner,Julio S G, AU - Hogg,Robert S, Y1 - 2006/07/10/ PY - 2006/03/08/received PY - 2006/05/01/revised PY - 2006/05/08/accepted PY - 2006/10/13/pubmed PY - 2007/2/9/medline PY - 2006/10/13/entrez SP - 242 EP - 8 JF - Complementary therapies in clinical practice JO - Complement Ther Clin Pract VL - 12 IS - 4 N2 - In 2002, the British Columbia (BC) Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS collected final detailed data on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in their HIV treatment program. This cross-sectional study of 682 participants examines types and determinants of CAM use in this program, and examines adverse effects associated with CAM use and antiretroviral therapy (ART). Among the 47% ever CAM users in the included population, vitamins/minerals (81%), meditation/yoga (36%), massage (31%), marijuana (30%), dietary supplements (24%), and herbal medicines (19%), were most commonly used. Multivariate analysis indicated CAM users were less likely to have low education (AOR=0.51), more likely to be unemployed (AOR=1.52), more likely to have been on ART longer (AOR=1.19), and more likely to experience objective, action-requiring (OA) side effects (AOR=1.45). CAM use is common. Both patients and health professionals should be aware of potential toxicities and drug interactions related to the use of CAM and HIV/AIDS treatment. SN - 1744-3881 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17030295/Complementary_and_alternative_medicine_use_in_British_Columbia__a_survey_of_HIV_positive_people_on_antiretroviral_therapy_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1744-3881(06)00039-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -