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Can A Person With HIV Take Folic Acid

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Folic acid and HIV patient

Can one take folic acid if they are using ARVs. If yes, are ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There should not be any problem taking standard doses of folic acid with most antiretroviral regimens. I can comment more if the particular drugs used in the regimen were listed. KH... Read more »

High B12 and Folic Acid But Low Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

My 82 yr old aunt in a nursing home has a history of MS, congestive heart failure, stroke with... Read more »

HIV not detectable in HIV+ Person?

Hello DoctorI have recently met this guy who is visiting my country, and we clicked. He is in his... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV Infection

Acute HIV infections are linked to a disproportionate share of forward transmission in certain populations, note the current study's authors. They hypothesized that patients acutely infected might be able to identify more named partners than those... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Personal Perspective -- The Good Patient: Fighting Anal Cancer

Five years ago, at age 50, my doctor suggested Iget an anal Pap smear. "What's that?" I asked.She told me it was a test for precancerouslesions caused by HPV (human papillomavirus),and that any gay man with HIV should have onedone on a regular... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Diet Wise, Pound Foolish: Promoted Diets for HIV

Research on drug therapies is traditionally given a higher priority than research into nutrition due to profit potentials. Put simply, protease inhibitors generate significantly more profits than bananas. Since there are so many variations among... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana: Syphilis on Rise Among Gay Men

On May 11, state health officials met with community leaders to discuss the sudden spike in syphilis cases among gay and bisexual men in Louisiana. Cases in this group rose from three in 2002 to 88 last year. Officials are worried about HIV/AIDS as... Read more »
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Sharing my status with a HIV- person

Posted by LadyReign
Today I would like to talk about something that happened to me.

First of all, I don't consider myself the type of guy that goes online to look for sex, but something happened that one night in particular that made me do it. I was feeling kind of sad... Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
Hi All~
I don't know if this will interest anyone but her goes. I just recently moved to Phoenix AZ w/ my best freind (who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those... 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 »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »