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Can Vitamins Help?
Feb 28, 2008

I have been HIV positive for 6 years now and not on ART yet,my CD4 count is 241,i only take Vitamins C 1,000 - 1,500 mg,Vit E Omega Oil,Cod liver oil,Folic Acid 400mg,Evening Primrose and Selinum Immunace,these drugs have boosted my immunity,should i start ART now inspite of these Vits i am taking? I dont have any symptoms at the moment.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

I can't say whether your vitamins have helped or not, but what I can say is that your current CD4 count is in a range that places you at increasing risk of having life-threatening HIV/AIDS complications.

If I were you, I'd save the money spent on vitamins (except maybe for a standard multivitamin and the omegas) and discuss antiretroviral medications with my doctor.


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