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I Have Hiv Can I Take Fish Oil

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diabetes triglycerides and fish oil supplements.

Dear Doc, I just read in AIDS MEDS newsletter that Fish Oil lowers triglycides in people with HIV. My t-cells are around 347 and I am undecticable. I am a 52 year old male living with HIV for 11 years now on meds, Atripla, Glucophage 500 2x a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It sounds like you are taking excellent care of yourself. While the 'target' triglyceride goal is 150 or below, 195 is pretty darn close and I, even as one of the people who conducted the studies of fish oil in HIV, would not feel... Read more »

Fish oil

Would it be okay to add a fish oil capsule for my child. He already takes a multi vitamin daily.... Read more »

Triglycerides and fish oil

This is more of a helpful hint to others then a question: After being on HIV meds for 2 1/2 years,... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex-for-Fish Practice in Kenyan Fishing Communities Contributing to Spread of HIV

A practice within some Kenyan fishing communities in which young female fish sellers develop sexual relationships with fishermen and middlemen in exchange for fish is exposing a new generation to HIV, IRIN/ PlusNews reports. According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

East African Standard Examines How Female Fish Sellers in Kenya Engage in Sex to Secure Fish, Risk Contracting HIV

Kenya's East African Standard on Saturday examined how hundreds of women in the country who live along Lake Victoria put themselves at risk of contracting HIV by engaging in sex with fishermen in exchange for fish to sell. According to Judy... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Conflict in Nigeria's Delta Region Contributing to Spread of HIV, IRIN/PlusNews Reports

Conflict in Nigeria's oil-rich delta region is contributing to the spread of HIV in the country, IRIN/PlusNews reports. According to IRIN/PlusNews , rapes being committed by militants fighting for a greater share of the region's oil wealth and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Fish Farms Increase Incomes, Improve Diets of Families Affected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Review Says

Small fish farms in Malawi have helped 1,200 impoverished families affected by HIV/AIDS in rural areas of the country increase their incomes and improve their diets, according to a project review released Monday, Reuters reports. Many families... Read more »
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Coconut Oil

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Have any of you heard about virgin coconut oil. I was reading a book on it because I'm taking it for another issue and I found mention of it actually being used in Hiv / Aids Research. This book says that it is able to slow down the progression and... Read more »

Virgin Coconut Oil

Posted by garcia, 2 Replies
Hi all,

Stumbled across some new and promising developments on the subject of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) which my father put me on to.
Being the skeptic that I am, I'm not about to jump onto any bandwagons, but I thought it might be an idea to spread... Read more »

SNAKE OIL "CURE ALL" SALESMEN ARE BACK - BEWARE!

Posted by thedingoman
I DO NOT WISH TO ENGAGE IN ANY ONLINE DEBATES ABOUT THIS OLD "CURE/REMEDY" THAT HAS RECENTLY RESURFACED. Im posting this for those who are newly infected. Im seeing the snake oil salesmen coming back through various groups and other forums on the... Read more »

oil a cause to worry?

Posted by jambo, 1 Reply
hi guys, i would appreciate your response on something thats eatin me up.

yesterday i had an exposure with condom, but i completely forgot that the person had been applying hair oil on my penis before we proceedd for vaginal sex. i did not see the... Read more »