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Alpha Lipoic Acid And Hiv

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Alpha Lipoic Acid

Are there any studies to support the use of Alpha Lipoic in the treatment of hiv or hiv drug related neuropathies -- including numbness, tingling, pain, etc?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have not seen a convincing study documenting benefit of alpha lipoic acid (an anti-oxidant)for HIV neuropathies. For some ideas about the use of alternative approaches for neuropathy I suggest checking Read more »

HAART with antioxidant

Dear DoctorIm curently on HAART treatment:KIVEXA(Abacavir and Lamivudine) and efavirenz for a month... Read more »

No2 supplement and HIV meds is it ok to take

Hello I wanted to know if it was ok to take workout suppliments while on my meds. Currently I am on... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Antioxidants to the Rescue

...for eight consecutive weeks: nutrients: B-complex vitamins, vitamins C and E, selenium, zinc, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) and alpha-lipoic acid, all co-formulated into one pill placebo To test for damage to mitochondria, participants' blood... Read more »
The Body

An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...Risks to Taking Supplements? What If You Can't Afford Supplements? What Nutrients Should You Take Supplements For? Alpha-Lipoic Acid Calcium and Vitamin D Carnitine Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10 ) Vitamin B 12 Zinc ... Read more »
PWA Health Group

Thioctic Acid Info Sheet

... What Is It, Really? Thioctic acid, also known as alpha-lipoic acid, is a natural anti-oxidant which has been used for years in Europe because of it's ability to help maintain or restore liver Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Over-the-counter-creams, soaking your feet, or simple, easy exercises orstretches Certain supplements have been used to treat PN including alpha-lipoic acid(thiotic acid), acetyl-carnitine, and evening primrose oil containing gammalinolenic... Read more »
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Toes are numb on both

Posted by Rivy, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been dealing with this for some time now. However, it's gotten worst the past few months and I can't go or do anything without having this neropathy in both my feet toes. Is there anything out there that can cure it without surgery. I... Read more »


Posted by trnyack, 4 Replies
I was first diagnosed in May of 2001 when My Vl was 750,000 and my cd4 was 42m, since then I have been taking a cocktail of Viracept, Epivir, Zerit, and Bactrim, My weight has dropped from around 160 lbs to just over 120, I am nioticing veins... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello! I'm a 40 yro, hispanic gay male that recenly come down with a case of neropathy -nerve and shock through out my 10 toes..Ouch! I have trouble walking because my toes are so numb that I'm scared that they may crack or fall off--being unable to... Read more »

Is anyone else worried? *DELETED*

Posted by dreamdzign, 2 Replies
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