garlic supplements can decrease levels of the HIV protease inhibitor saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase)

There's now evidence that garlic supplements can decrease levels of the HIV protease inhibitor saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase).

This is important. A lot of HIV patients are trying garlic because of its reported antiviral and immunostimulant effects.

It's also being used to treat the increases in cholesterol and triglycerides that are sometimes seen with HIV therapy.

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