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Jan 26, 2012

Hello, Dr. Nelson! I'm Adrian, 26 years old, diagnosed with HIV in November, last year. My cd4 count is 233 and viral load 3.500.000. I started taking (in December) Kaletra 200/50 mg - 2 tabletsXtwice/day + Combivir 150/300 mg - 1 tabletXtwice/day. I'm 58 kilos, height 1,75 metres. Blood work is fine. What concerns me is what supplements i should take, and what should I avoid. I read (not sure of the source) that some B vitamins aren't good for me. Definitely not allowed St. John's Wort tea. I've been taking Astragalus and Sea buckthorn oil, now i'm thinking of starting Omega 3 fish oil and lecithin (i'm taking exams and i need to study a lot). Please, doc, what is your advice (and I'm also asking in general, since I'm new to this)? Thanks for your support, A.

Response from Mr. Vergel

I would stop the Astragalus and Sea buckthorn tea since we have no information on their use and HIV.

I wrote an answer a while ago about some supplements that have some pilot data in HIV that you may want to read:

Most popular nutritional products in HIV


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