BACKGROUND: My brother has both HIV/AIDS and cancer of the pancreas. He went through Chemo, which cratered his immune system. He is very ill, and the chemo did not reduce the tumor that is in pancreas. In short, he is dying. He is not on medications for the HIV -- we had it controlled through diet and other things until the cancer complicated everything and chemo was introduced. Over the past 10 years, he has also had cancerous tumors removed from the brain. And, unfortunately, he has no money whatsoever and my funds are extremely limited, so it's hard to find "holistic" help. I've studied tonic herbs, but am careful with medicinal herbs. QUESTION: These Chinese medications look very promising. Does anyone know: isthere a contraindication for taking them if a person also has HIV? The speediest answer possible would be of great benefit. Thank you so much for helping. And, I release anyone that answers this post from any kind of medical liability - I am just trying to make sure that I don't do anything that would create additional problems for him. I can barely afford the medicine -- otherwise, I'd send him to a professional.