|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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