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Benefits Of Yogurt And Hiv

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A "Cultured" Response to HIV: Probiotics in Yogurt Could Hold Keys to Optimal Gut Health in HIVers

Yogurt may be a delicious snack for many people, and can be a healthy alternative to most pastries or potato chips. But can it also raise CD4 counts and protect against some HIV-related infections? Maybe so, say some researchers. A recent article in... Read more »
Body Positive

Healthy Living: Maximizing Medication Benefits With Natural Therapies

Antiretroviral therapy has changed the face of HIV over the last decade and a half. Patient life expectancy has increased tremendously and we no longer associate many of the opportunistic infections as early-onset symptoms. Drug regimen pill burdens... Read more »
The Well Project

Public Benefits and HIV

Table of Contents Introduction What Are Benefits? Income Benefits Health Benefits Taking Care of Yourself Introduction One of the most stressful problems faced by people living with HIV (HIV+) istrying to support themselves and... Read more »
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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...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

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

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
I wish it were true! But I 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... Read more »

probiotic yogurt

Hello, some studies show that probiotic yogurt can increase CD4 counts, but others show risks to those with compromised immune systems taking probiotics. What are your thoughts? I have been on HIV therapy for nearly 3 years and have not yet...
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 for this interesting question.Researchers have discovered that the human body hosts 100 trillion mostly benign bacteria, which help digest food, program the immune system, prevent infection, and even influence mood and behavior.Everybody... Read more »

Benefits/Waiting Period Question from someone in Benefits/HR

I recently became benefits-eligible in CA at my job. The problem is, I work in HR and Benefits, though in areas that do not involve benefits enrollment, so I do not understand the waiting period clause in my benefits package.I do not want to discuss...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
New employer; new insurance. That's understandably very scary. Pre-Existing conditions limitation provisions would apply to you since you don't have any prior coverage (treatment at a clinic and ADAP are not considered to be... Read more »

best state for HIV coverage/benefits?

I can't find how to ask the question:What is the best state to live in for HIV coverage/benefits for indigent clients?I know Ryan White is direct in Indiana where I'm from and lived in Santa Fe New Mexico and Ryan White was direct there as...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
You ask an excellent question, but there are too many factors to be able to name a state or two and be done with it. You specifically ask about indigent HIV clients, so that pretty much limits any discussion of health insurance itself, with one... Read more »
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Benefits of HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This is going to sound bizarre, but let me preface my note with the disclaimer that I'm taking an international health course and our challenge is to write a 10-15 page paper on a controversial topic. The topic I have chosen is definitely... Read more »

Benefits for Poz Vets

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me the benefits provided to HIV positive Veterans? Ikeep hearing that it all depends on when you contracted it, but I at least want to know what they are. Government web sites are not very helpful in explaining. Thanks alot!

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Benefits of Vitamins

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone out there who takes vitamins regularly and has HIV? Which do you take and has there been any proof of its benefits?

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VA Benefits

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was active duty during 90-94, and am in the guard now. In Jan 04, I contracted HIV while at military school on orders. Can I get the VA to treat me for HIV? What are my benefits?

Please help me! Read more »