AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is caused by the HIV virus. HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus attacks T-cells (CD-4 cells) in the immune system, which is our body’s natural defence against illness. AIDS develops when the affected person’s immune system is too weak to fight off infection, followed by development symptoms and illnesses. The last stage of HIV is when the infection is very advanced, and if left untreated will lead to death.
According to UNAIDS, approximately 36.7 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2015. Of these, 1.8 million were children (<15 years old). An estimated 2.1 million individuals worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2015. Due to better access to life-saving treatments, the number of deaths due to AIDS has decreased in the past few years. It is essential however, that quality of the life of person living with AIDS should be improved.
Homeopathy is a holistic medicine which acts directly on the immune system of the body helping to fight off the infections. Homeopathy has the capability of delaying the onset of the symptoms of AIDS and preventing development of any serious opportunistic infection thereby improving quality of life. Keeping this fact in view, Dr. Ajit Kulkarni has prepared a chapter on AIDS in his Repertory which is a part of the HOMPATH software.
AIDS being a syndrome presents with varied range of symptoms; and hence this repertory is useful to individualize cases according to the differently manifesting symptoms.
Here are some examples of rubrics:
- AIDS, Fungal infections, Candidiasis/Ringworm
- AIDS, Fevers, AIDS in
- AIDS, Homosexuality, men/women in:
- AIDS, stomatitis:
- AIDS, antibiotics worse from:
Although it is a short repertory, it can be used well to select Similimum in AIDS. This repertory should be used in combination with other repertories after taking a proper case history. Remember, an unprejudiced case taking is mandatory in any homeopathic prescribing and this repertory should not be used as a shortcut to repertorization.
Homeopathy can be used as a supporting line of treatment for better action of ART, to boost the immune system and to treat other symptoms related to HIV. AIDS chapter in the repertory by Dr.Ajit Kulkarni is indeed very helpful when used with intelligence and you can give better treatments, better health and better lives to patients with HIV using homeopathy.