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Benefits Of Yogurt And Hiv

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...weight loss, effects of HIV drugs, effects of street drugs, or smoking. Many women undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in order to replace the estrogen lost during menopause. As with any therapy, HRT has its risks and benefits. It is very important for you to discuss with your doctor all the potential risks and benefits of HRT before you consider this therapy. Pap Smears HIV-positive women are 10 times more likely to have abnormal...
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Unbearable bloating with anything I eat or drink

I have been HIV positive for 29 years and AIDS for 23. All is going pretty good ; just to be here, but my stomach bloating is unbearable and I think it is leading to other problems. I take Selzentry, viramune and isentress anthing I can do for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Anti-gas meds such as simethicone are of variable modest benefit. For some patients macrobiotic diet or at least active culture yogurt on a regular basis may help. Your particular HIV regimen usually compares well to other regimens regarding gut... Read more »

No side effects from meds since danactive

I've been drinking a bottle of danactive every morning with my meds and it's taken away all side effects. What's in it that's making that huge relief?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...which can do much to digest foods and keep out more harmful bacteria. Some patients with HIV drug related problems report some benefit from dietary changes like you describe though I haven't seen in formal data on that. KH Read more »

Managing folliculitis

I read through the postings here (including one of my own) regarding the problem of folliculitis. I have some more questions.Recently, as far back as a few months, I experienced a very painful outbreak on my back. Antibiotics cleared it up, but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...as a soap on a regular basis can be helpful. Checking for methicillin resistance staph often important use of active culture yogurt with your diet (to restore normal bacteria) can help select patients. In severe cases of eosinophilic... Read more »

Does Vitamin A, B12, Zinc, and Yogurt help increase T-Cell count?

Dear Dr. Hellerstein:I have read and heard that Vitamin A, B12, Zinc, and Yogurt helps increase T-Cell count, is this true? If true, what daily food diet schedule is safe and best to follow?Sincerely Appreciative,Jose R.Tarzana Treatment Center'sHIV...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
...have yet to see any good evidence that these dietary treatments do help the T cell count.These factors in the diet all have benefits in other ways, especially for someone who may be eating poorly or losing weight. But improvement in T cell counts... Read more »
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A "Cultured" Response to HIV: Probiotics in Yogurt Could Hold Keys to Optimal Gut Health in HIVers

...old-fashioned cup of yogurt -- or a yogurt smoothie, even -- can be a great addition to your gut care regimen. Many commercial yogurts have probiotics in them, though be sure to check the labels for words like "Acidophilus" and "Lactobacillus." Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...are common in HIV positive women are safe to use in pregnancy, while others are not. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of these treatments to you and the fetus. It is safe to use preventative medication for Pneumocystis ... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...bacteria in general, many nutritionists recommend adding Lactobacilli acidophilus bacteria to your diet. It can be found in yogurts and certain milks (look for Lactobacilli acidophilus on the label). You can also take it in pill form,... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...can try over-the-counter products such as Citrucel or Metamucil Probiotics or "good" bacteria like lactobacillus (found in yogurt and acidophilus capsules) may help improve your intestinal environment Drink lots of water Eat high-fiber foods... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Benefits of POZ Groups?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm trying to find statistics, studies, any sort of research done regarding the benefits of organized groups for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Specifically in Texas would be great, but otherwise is fine as well! Anybody Read more »

Benefits of HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...to write a 10-15 page paper on a controversial topic. The topic I have chosen is definitely controversial- "How has HIV/AIDS benefited the world". Before you automatically assume that I'm some sick puppy, let me say that I DO NOT wish to... Read more »

Yogurt for mild thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I've noticed that regular yogurt (with acidophilus) seems to help with mild thrush. Could this be my imagination or does this really work? Read more »