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Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

Most of the scientific studies of silymarin were published in Europe. The Bottom Line Silymarin is an extract of the seeds of the milk thistle plant. It has been used for over 2,000 years to treat liver problems. No serious side effects or dangerous interactions have been noted. For people with HIV, especially if they have had hepatitis, silymarin might help protect the liver from damage caused by ARVs. It might also reduce stomach upset...
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HIV Tat Protein Part II

Thank you Doctor Henry for posting my alert which has hit home personally. I had a question buried in the verbose previous post, as to how effecient, Sustiva is by itself, taking out the HIV lurking behind the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for posting that concern. There remains unclear data as to whether HIV meds than penetrate well into brain clearly provide a clinical benefit regarding brain function compared to otherwise effective HIV drugs that don't penetrate as... Read more »

Is it safe to take Whey Protein after exercise..

Hi, iam female aged 38 and workout 3 times a week. I would like to gain some muscle and my trainer advised me to take Whey Protein after exercising. Iam currently on truvada. Can i take the Whey Protein? is it safe to take while on meds? and will it...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes, it is safe assuming you are not lactose or milk protein intolerant. If you are having lots of bloating, gas or diarrhea, you know you are.Do not exceed more than 40 grams of protein per serving since I have seen data that anything above this... Read more »

How much dietary protein?

Hi Doctor Frascino:How much dietary protein does a 62 year old man need? I was diagnosed HIV+ in Sept 06, take Kaletra and Truvada. Labs are great, been undetectable since January 07, but I have lost weight, from 160 to 144. My doctor said to use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Carl,A 16-pound weight loss in a 160-pound guy is 10%. That can be considered a significant weight loss if it occurred without cause or a purposeful attempt to lose weight. I don't know how tall you are, so I can't advise you whether... Read more »

Risk vs Benefit

Hi, Dr.Boyle or Henry:I accidentally stuck a needle that in my finger when I was preparing an HIV-1 based-vector in my lab. The needle was contaminated with the vector preparation. In theory, the vecotr is defective in replication but with a remote...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The risk for serious side effects for a short course (prophylaxis)is quite low (though many if not most will have GI and other side effects that will resolve after the 4 weeks or so of therapy is over). It seems reasonable to me to try and get... Read more »
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Protein in Tears???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Tuesday March 16 on the Discovery Channel there was a news brief saying that scientists had discovered a protein in human tears and saliva that was deadldy to the AIDS virus and that it would be a significant force in new treatments.

Since then i... Read more »

Red Grapes, Protein Supplements & Noni Juice

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 3 Replies
Recently, a guy who's been infected for almost four years and is healthy as an ox gave me this advice: "...pay attention to things that can boost your immune system..such as red grapes, Noni juice, protein supplements, etc."

Is there any truth to... Read more »