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Diet Foods taken with HIV Meds

I have been trying to lose belly fat, and started to eat Diet Foods containing stuff like Xantham Gum, Guar Gum, Cellulose Gel, Sorbitol, etc.. Is it safe to eat foods containing these things with HIV meds (Isentress, Viracept, Abacivir, Epivir)?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You're on quite an unusual HIV treatment regimen- one that I've never seen in combination. Viracept. Really? It's been a long time since that medication has been used here in the US.That said, as far as... Read more »

Combivir taken about 30 minutes after food

Hi Dr. wish you long life in helping HIV people, your are great. I have two questions:1- all... Read more »

Viread to be taken with food, or not?

Why does everything I read on the Internet state that Viread does not need to be taken with food,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson's Prezista for HIV-Positive People Who Have Never Taken Antiretrovirals

FDA on Tuesday approved Johnson & Johnson 's protease inhibitor Prezista for use by people who have never taken antiretroviral drugs in the past, the Wall Street Journal reports. FDA in 2006 approved Prezista for HIV-positive people who had... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Favors First Drug for HIV Prevention

On Tuesday, Food and Drug Administration reviewers affirmed clinical trial data suggesting the HIV drug Truvada is safe and effective in cutting HIV infection risk when taken daily. The positive review comes ahead of an FDA advisory panel's meeting... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Food Shortages Pose Obstacles to HIV Treatment in Mozambique

Although antiretroviral medications are provided at no cost in Mozambique and access to the drugs is "relatively easy," large numbers of HIV-positive Mozambicans are dropping out of treatment programs because of a lack of food, Medecins Sans... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food Scarcity and HIV Interwoven in Uganda

A study that is a collaboration between the University of California-San Francisco and the Mbarara University of Science and Technology is assessing what HIV patients eat, how much food they have, whether they grow or buy it and whether medications'... Read more »
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I am confused taken meds

Posted by michellej, 1 Reply
I was told that I have AIDS not HIV my mom asked the doctor!First starting me on 4 different types of antiviral meds. ended up in hospitail! I am and have been useing meth since I was 15 and I am biplor/mood disorder ! I am so scarec if I stop... Read more »

7/23, Washington, DC: AIDS 2012 - Satellite on food & nutrition support in HIV care

Posted by wfppsn
Harvard Medical School, Partners In Health and the World Food Programme cordially invite you to attend the IAS 2012 satellite Showing the Impact of Food Assistance and Nutrition Support in HIV Care.

Date: July 23, 2012
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Locati... Read more »

symptoms of hiv+ve and precautions to be taken

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I want to know the sypmotms of a hiv + woman,My girl freind was tested hiv + but i doubt bcause she looks healtly and had a fever 12 months back there is no change in weight infact it has increased a little .wat are the tests to be done .I love hera... Read more »

Question to those who have taken the HIV test..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
and were found negative...
Did the clinic or wherever place you went to get tested call you tell you that your results were in? or did you check back periodically to see that they were ready?

umm... does anyone know of the general protocol

bugging out... Read more »