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Can A Person With HIV Take Vitamin D

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Vitamin D deficiency

Hi Dr.I'm a 56 year old male. I'm taking Sustiva and Epzicom. CD4:700+ VL: Undect.All other labs are normal except Vit D levels and testing shows I have Osteopenia.I just got the results of my first 25-hydroxy vitamin D test. The results are 25...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...numerous good questions for which there are no clear answers for long term management in HIV+ persons. Often higher dose of vitamin D (such as 50,000 units 2-3 times week for several months) by prescription may be necessary. Other factors such... Read more »

Vitamin D Makes You Sleepy?

I'm aware of the risk of low vitamin D levels with HIV. My levels are borderline normal (on the... Read more »

Getting Weak of Just Can't Gain Strength- How to Reverse Frailty

I am a 53 year old male. I have been positive for over 10 years. I have never had any infections.... Read more »
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Studies Highlight Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors in People With HIV

... At the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010), a noteworthy oral poster discussion entitled " Shining Light on Vitamin D Deficiency " showcased six studies that tried to identify risk factors that made HIV-positive people more... Read more »
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Vitamin D Linked to Survival in HIV

... Although vitamin D is classified as a vitamin, it behaves as a hormone within the body. Using sunlight and cholesterol, the body makes vitamin D Read more »
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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...prevention of osteoporosis. Many other studies have looked at standard osteoporosis treatments with bisphosphonates and calcium/vitamin D supplementation in HIV-positive patients on ARVs and have found these to be safe and effective treatments... Read more »
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An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...What If You Can't Afford Supplements? What Nutrients Should You Take Supplements For? Alpha-Lipoic Acid Calcium and Vitamin D Carnitine Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10 ) Vitamin B 12 Zinc Multivitamins: The All-in-One... Read more »
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WHAT GOOD ARE HIV TEST IF THEY DON'T WORK!!

Posted by help290, 1 Reply
...and every time I go to the doctor he or she will run another HIV test on me it is not my choice. He also said that I was very vitamin D deficience. So if I am infected with HIV how can anyone be certain they are truly negative Read more »

Maitake, mushrooms against HIV?

Posted by spain, 1 Reply
...Hi, does anyone have experience with taking supplements of the Maitake or other healing mushrooms? I've read Maitake kills HIV in vitro, but research on that is old, and I haven't found any study in humans. Taking supplements in high doses of... Read more »

hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...this thread as a place to exchange ideas, talk about supplements, etc., and how it all relates mentally and physically to being hiv+. right now i'm on atripla (taken once a day) and bactrin (taken m, w, f) to prevent pneumonia. my numbers are... Read more »

Need your Help!!... Continued

Posted by Amanda, 2 Replies
...Ok, here are the questions, you can also include anything else that you think may be helpful. Thanks!! 1. How has HIV/AIDS physically affected your daily routine and life in general ? (you may include experiences) 2. How has HIV/AIDS socially Read more »