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Harm Reduction and HIV

What Is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction is a way of dealing with behavior that damages the health of the person involved and of their community. Harm reduction tries to improve individual and community health. Much of the work on harm reduction has been in connection with drug use. This fact sheet focuses on harm reduction applied to drug use and HIV. Some key points of harm reduction: Drug use won't disappear but its harmful effects...
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RE: Echinacea - info to avoid if HIV+

The HIV+ should be wary of herbal and other supplementsthat say the "boost" or "activate" the immune system.One problem with HIV, and one of the ways it creates theconditions needed for continued replication areprecisely to put...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Echinacea,Thank you for that enlightening message. Immune activation like with IL 2 is also not advisable unless the HIV is under total control. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.... Read more »

what hiv drugs do you use and which do you try to avoid?

Hi Nelson,Your a true inspiration looking at the work you do at this site and at your other site at medabolics.com. Please keep up the excellent work and fight against this damn virus.I was just wondering what drugs you are using for hiv and what...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Thanks Borris, you are very nice to say those words. I love my work and I am alive because of it.I am on Kaletra+Envirase (Saquinavir)+Viread+ Epivir. I have tried all approved drugs except Fuzeon (T-20). I have a MDR virus (multi drug resistant)... Read more »

short travel to us: should i avoid to take my meds to avoid detention?

Hi,i've read and heard horrible stories of detention and deportation if a HIV pos. person takes hiv meds into US. Because of work, i have to attend for 10 days to USA, but i dont want to (and dont need to in my country) disclose my status. Im...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for the question. You correctly state that in 2010 the US government lifted the "ban" on HIV positive persons visiting the United States. Effective January 2010, The Department of Homeland Security ruled that a... Read more »

how to avoid starting taking meds and keep a high CD4 level

hello, I.m 32 years old and I discovered my HIV+ status 1 years ago . My latest analyses shows a CD4 level 460 and viral load 49.000 . My therapist sugested to take ISOPRINOSIL in order to maintein a high CD4 level. What else can I do in order to...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Although not urgent, I think you are getting to the point of starting HIV treatment.... Read more »
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avoiding reporting requirements

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in a state that has mandatory HIV reporting.

My question is this,

Although the state where I live currently offers anonymous testing, to get treatment the test must be confidential. As a result of this requirement the result of the test, if... Read more »

avoiding transmission to others in school.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
im still waiting 3 month's to get tested, by the time the date comes i will be starting highschool, how can i avoid passing the virus to my friends and classmates in school?

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How To Avoid Excessive Negative Thinking

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 5 Replies
I really appreciate reading so many of your posts that give hope and receiving encouraging messages from some of you who are going through many of things that I have or will go through.

Recently, I received a message from Mike that reminded me that... Read more »

can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »