Traditional remedies are chemicals, just like medicines. Some of them can have bad effects if combined with ARVs. This is called drug interaction.
We don’t know how some traditional remedies affect the immune systems of people with HIV or exactly what effect they have on the ARVs.
They are also not good for your unborn baby. Avoid all traditional remedies, but if you do take them, tell your doctor – especially if you are taking ARVs too.