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Protein Power Diet & HIV
Mar 3, 2002

I was diagnosed with HIV about 1 1/2 yrs ago. (Last test results VL 374, CD4 563)Not on any HIV meds. I am overweight (60lb) and high blood pressure. My doc said I have to avoid fad diets and the sort. How safe is the Protein Power diet? Is it true that we (HIV+) MUST have carbs and the rest?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

There are no musts for HIV diets other than they must be well balanced. I agree with avoiding fad diets. Exercise is also key to weight loss and blood pressure control and that would be key to any weight loss program. Good luck! DTD


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