Homœopathic Links 2016; 29(01): 022-031
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1572347
History: Homeopathy around the Globe
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Experiences with an Integrative Approach to Treating HIV/AIDS in East Africa

Tina Quirk
1   Homoeopathy for Health in Africa, Tanzania, East Africa
2   Centre for Homeopathic Education New York City, United States
Jeremy Sherr
1   Homoeopathy for Health in Africa, Tanzania, East Africa
3   Dynamis School for Advanced Homoeopathic Studies, Worcester, United Kingdom
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Publication Date:
06 March 2016 (online)


HIV/AIDS is a multifaceted condition affecting the whole person, which requires an individualised and holistic approach. In East Africa, Homoeopathy for Health in Africa offers patients an integrative, holistic method to supplement standard medical treatment and mitigates the side effects of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that often interfere with patient adherence to treatment and lead to drug resistance. Patients who have homeopathy treatment as a supplement to ARVs report amelioration of side-effect symptoms, increased energy and enhanced well-being, allowing them to work and care for their families. Results of an audit give demographic information. AIDS medical practitioners support homeopathy, an approved form of medicine in Tanzania. Cases are presented that demonstrate the challenges and successes of treating HIV/AIDS patients in East Africa.