|Coffee and HIV
Sep 25, 2010
I am currently living with HIV. I rarely drink alcohol but I love the smell of coffee. When I drink a cup I feel energised and start thinking positively and have more critical analysis than before. I feel I get an extra sense than before.
My question is: Does coffee have an effect on the HIV meds resulting in poor CD4 count? What effect does it have on the overall health an HIV person.
| Response from Mr. Vergel
Coffee has not been found to affect the immune system or medication absorption. I love coffee and also find that it helps me wake up in the morning and exercise at the gym. Just do not have more than two cups a day and avoid drinking it after 3-4 pm since it may affect sleep. And try not to consume the rich sweet expensive coffees from Starbucks and other fancy coffee houses since they have a lot of calories!
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