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Can A Person With HIV Take Folic Acid

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...left untreated, anemia is strongly associated with HIV disease progression and an increased risk of death. What Causes Anemia? There are many possible causes of anemia, including: A shortage of the B vitamins: B12 and folic acid (folate) A shortage of iron, which is most commonly due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections...
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Effects of Cozole

My maid has been on this drug since HIV diagnosis, and says she doesn't feel right without it. The local clinic is out of stock and have given her Folic Acid. She says her head pounds. Why does the Cozone make her feel good? Thanks
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...If that is cozol, this is an antibiotic used in HIV to protect people from getting serious infections. You have not provided sufficient information as to the status (where on the HIV spectrum this Read more »

Hiv and toxo

Hello dear Doctor!I was diagnosed with HIV in August last year. Unfortunately, I didn't start with HAART then.I got toxo in February this year and till now it is there. Its decreasing slowly thanks to medicines.I have had epileptical attacks after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.Yes, you have AIDS, because you are HIV positive and have an AIDS-defining opportunistic infection, toxoplasmosis. As for the difference between HIV and AIDS, see below.2.Fatigue Read more »

Re:Re HIV and Disability

Hey Dr. Bob, no need to thank me for the last post! I'm always happy to do my part. By my calculations, you've given me way more minutes of smiles and laughter reading your columns than I've spent on the response to SSI-guy (and often there's some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disease. That's still being worked out.Perhaps the best way to approach this case would be to state that anemia in the setting of HIV/AIDS is often multifactorial in nature. Certainly anemia of chronic disease may well be a contributing factor in... Read more »

CBC results - low RBCs with High MCV values

On my past 2 CBCs, 09/2006 and 02/2007, my RBCs have been low (3.61 has been the lowest) and the MCV value has been high (highest has been 104.4). I have been HIV+ since 04/2004 and on Sustiva and Truvada since 07/2004. I have also had a recent...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...and/or macrocytotis in HIV+ persons on treatment. Potential contributing factors include vitamin/mineral deficiencies (such as folic acid, vitamin B12, iron)from) a variety of causes, drug effects (more common with AZT and D4T containing... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...(prenatal vitamins are different from regular multivitamins; make sure you get the right one) taking 1 to 5 milligrams of folic acid once a day for one to three months before getting pregnant and during your pregnancy getting 1,500... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Anemia

...groups. What Causes Anemia? The bone marrow produces red blood cells. This process requires iron, the vitamins B 12 and folic acid (or folate). Erythropoietin (EPO) stimulates the production of red blood cells. EPO is a hormone made by the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...B Vitamins: Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), and Folate (Folic Acid). Antioxidants , including beta-carotene (the body breaks down beta-carotene to make Vitamin A), selenium,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are large and pale. This is caused by a shortage of folic acid. While the MCV measures the average size of red blood cells, the RDW (Red Blood Cell Distribution Width) ... 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 »

G'day

Posted by taurusthecat, 3 Replies
...antioxidant supplement, a once daily multi-vitamin (for minerals), lecithin (for brain function and fat metabolism), iron and folic acid (to aid oxygen binding to my red blood cells and stop my hair from falling out, it works for me, don't... Read more »

conventional vs non conventional

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...they are not allowed to comment on natural supplements". Is any one out there using non-conventional methods to assist with hiv/aids Read more »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me? And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »