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Calcium Supplement And Hiv

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Calcium Supplements with HIV Meds

I am a treatment experienced HIV positive 45 year old male. I have recently been diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) in both hips. Although my doctor says there is really no medication that can help the AVN, I have begun taking additional...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The calcium should not be a problem but you have the potential for a major interaction with Vytorin and Norvir. Vytorin is a combination of Zocor (simvastatin) and ezetimibe (Zetia). Norvir can raise the blood levels of simvastatin up to 40 fold and... Read more »

End of the line (temporarily) for Calcium supplementation?

Nearly one year ago, my MD recommended I begin Calcium with Vitamin D. I acquired a Costco supply... Read more »

Calcium supplmnt interaction with TruvadaViramune combo?

Im about a month into my first HIV treatment.Its a Truvada Viramune combo.I also take a daily KPak... Read more »
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The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...milk, cheese, and yogurt. A registered dietitian or other trained health care provider can help you decide if you should take calcium supplements. If so, it may be a good idea to take calcium pills with vitamin D in them, since your body cannot... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...and your health care provider monitor your bone health and determine if you're at risk for a serious fracture. Vitamin D and calcium supplements might be recommended and prescription medications to help reverse bone loss are also available. You... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Osteoporosis

...yoghurt or cheese, or drink milk. Almonds, beans, figs, broccoli, and many other foods are good sources of calcium. If you take calcium supplements, remember that Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Do more weight-bearing exercise. This... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Calcium Supplements for Drug-Related Diarrhea

...other PIs. To try to answer this question, researchers at the Ottawa General Hospital conducted a two-week clinical trial of calcium supplements in PHAs with prolonged PI-related diarrhea. Study Details Researchers enrolled 17 subjects (four... Read more »
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Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...people with AIDS getting a disease of the long bones called avascular necrosis. Some researchers are positing that long term HIV infection and perhaps the meds can lead to early onset osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and degeneration of the... Read more »

Pos for 6 months.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...been having loose stools lately. I am wondering if there is a difference between loose stools and diarrhea. also can this be HIV related so soon into the infection? thanks guys. I do not go number 2 more often, but when i do go its somewhat... 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 »

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 »