|Viral Choice Tablets to boost immune system
Mar 19, 2013
Dear Doctor, I have been on medication since 17 January 2013 with viarl load 1600 and 336 CD4 Cells and I get sick from flue frequently. I just want to find out if I can take immune system booster like Viral Choice immune booster tablets aspecially now that in South Africa its almost winter I am scared that I will get more sick. I am currently on Tribuss Tablet. I was recently diagnosed with bronchitis I think it is because of my weak immune system. Kind Regards Buyi
| Response from Dr. Henry
There is no convincing data that immune boosting supplements provide any clinical benefit to HIV+ patients who are doing OK on an effective HIV regimen (such as Tribuss or Atripla in USA). Good viral suppression and OK CD4 counts protect against HIV-related problems. This has been a busy flu and viral upper respiratory tract infection in the US and worldwide even in the general population. Smoking, air pollution, pollens/allergies and many other factors can contribute to recurrent airway infections in both the HIV and general populations. I would make sure that your HIV specialist is aware of your situation. KH
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