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Beta Carotene And Hiv

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Vitamins and Minerals

...Different nutrients affect digestion, the nervous system, thinking, and other body processes. Micronutrients can be found in many foods. Healthy people might be able to get enough vitamins and minerals from their food. People with HIV or another illness need more micronutrients to help repair and heal cells. Also, many medications can create shortages of different nutrients. What Are Antioxidants? Some molecules in the body are in a form...
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recurring thrush? (VITAMINS AND MINERALS, 2010)

hello Dr. I am a 34 gwm diagnosed with AIDS a year ago. At that time my CD4's were 63, VL 115,000. I was very fatigued, and had bouts of recurring thrush. I began HAART (Reyataz, Truvada, Norvir) and also Mepron (due to a Dapsone allergy)and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...processes.Micronutrients can be found in many foods. Healthy people might be able to get enough vitamins and minerals from their food. People with HIV or another illness need more micronutrients to help repair and heal cells. Also, many... Read more »

yellow skin

hiv positive since 2000 taking kaletra+truvada for 5years notice yellowing of skin liver test is normal cd4 550 vl under 50 can this be do to my regimen or my hiv status or both is there anything i can do
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...clinical evaluation is recommended to begin sorting out the possiblities):Possible causes of Yellow skinAnemia - yellow skin Beta-carotene dietary excess - usually more orange skin than yellow skin. Bruise - the skin area of a bruise may go... Read more »

Newly diagnosed taking supplements, but should I start meds?

I am 46 year old black male after many years of testing negative including July/August 2006 and being safe, in September/2006 I tested inconclusive. At that time I was probably sero-converting. Later, October/2006 my test results indicated that I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...or may not be worthwhile. There are simply very few studies which support or refute the use of supplements in patients with HIV infection. Since you have researched this regimen, can tolerate it, and can afford it, then there is no compelling... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fruits. Research to date has not shown that supplementation with vitamin C either delays HIV disease progression or improves HIV/AIDS survival. If you dig deeply into the vitamin C research you will find some laboratory reports suggesting vitamin... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vitamin A Hikes HIV Loads in Breast Milk

... In two analyses of HIV-positive mothers in Tanzania, those who took vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements had significantly higher HIV loads in their Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Antioxidants May Still Have a Role in HIV Treatment

...reported that vitamin A deficiency was associated with decreased circulating CD4 cells and increased mortality in people with HIV/AIDS. 16 A deficiency of vitamin A has also been correlated with increased vertical transmission from mother to... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Nutrition and HIV Infection: Experience in Zimbabwe -- Interview with Lynde Francis

...Lynde Francis is the founder and director The Centre, in Harare, Zimbabwe, an organization run by and for people living with HIV. She is also the regional contact for Southern Africa for the ICW, the International Community of Women Living with... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the Read more »
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Pre-med vitamins and nutritional supplements

Posted by DC23, 4 Replies
...and my T-cells are high.) I was wondering if anyone had any advice on preventative measures to take now that I'm early in my HIV infection. Does anyone recommend any specific over-the-counter vitamin combinations or other nutritional... Read more »

Spirulina Latest Scientific Research

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Earthrise Farms, Calipatria, California, announced on-going research, saying "Water extract of Spirulina platensis inhibits HIV-1 replication in human derived T-cell lines and in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. A concentration of 5-10... Read more »

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 »

Free video: "Top Ten Myths About HIV/AIDS"

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...http://www.AIDSvideos.org/, whose mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and to assist those affected by making all the world's HIV/AIDS educational videos in all the world's languages available online for free. One of our first three videos is... Read more »