|mild health problems in asymptomatic individuals
May 12, 2004
I am a research scientist looking into nutritional needs of HIV positive individuals. I seek information from the people who actually see patients/address their concerns.I don't know if this is the appropriate place to ask my question but I have had a lot of trouble getting information on the following issue: Could you please let me know the kinds of health/nutritional problems most commonly encountered by the asymptomatic HIV positive individuals that visit this site? I would really appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you.
| Response from Mr. Vergel
Asymptomatic HIV positive patients may develop vitamin defficiencies, food allergies, diarrhea with no known pathogen, and many other problems. I would love to see someone research the use of diagnostic tests like the Spectracell micronutrient analysis test. We have no standard tool to detect micronutrient defficiencies in HIV.
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