Phytochemicals (PHT) are biologically active chemicals produced by plants, non-essential nutrients, with medicinal properties. In this short communication we report the dramatic improvement in the physical and clinical well-being of 9 terminal AIDS patients that received Phyto V7, a PHT mix, for a period of 3 months. All patients living in the Dr. Cruz Jiminian Foundation (hospice) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, were in an emaciated condition—most could not eat, sit down, shower, stand up or dress alone; all had high viremia (from ~50,000 to above 500,000; 243,816 ± 176,724 HIV-1 RNA copies/ml) and very low CD4+ T-cells counts (142 ± 51 counts/mm3). The clinical status of all patients was C3 according to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) status index. As antiretroviral treatment was not available to the Foundation at the time of the study, the only treatment that they received was Phyto V7 supplementation. Each individual received 5 tablets 3 times a day, each tablet containing 750 mg of Phyto V7. At the end of the 3 months, Phyto V7 supplementation radically improved the well-being of all 9 patients. All patients could eat, sit down, shower, stand up and dress alone. This study supports the notion that PHT supplementation can improve significantly the well-being of terminally ill AIDS patients and is the foundation to conducting further control studies to substantiate this notion.
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