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Can An Hiv-positive Person Eat Undercooked Meat

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The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...considered "bad" fat. Polyunsaturated andmonounsaturated fats tend to keep cholesterol low and are considered to be"good" fats. Saturated fat is usually solid at room temperature. It is found in the fatof animal products like meats and dairy. It is also found in a few vegetableproducts like coconut, palm, and palm kernel oil. To keep saturated fat low,check the label and choose dairy products with low saturated fat like skim or 1percent...
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Eating raw meat

Hi I've been HIV+ for about 4 years. I'm currently taking Atripla, have an undetectable VL, a CD4 count of around 500 and am feeling fine. I am something of a foodie and enjoy eating rare meat, sometimes completely raw meat (eg, steak tartare) is...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...I even avoid sushi due to fear of contamination, food poisoning and parasites.Don't play with fire. Gut related problems in HIV can be very difficult to treat sometimesnelson Read more »

So what the hell is a "healthy diet" anyway...

I tried to get an specific answer from my doctor and the best he could do is say "Oh, you know, eat healthy stuff." WTF??????Help....Geno
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...basic guidelines to follow for a well balanced nutritious diet:1.For protein, eat more poultry, fish and legumes rather than red meats.2.Fresh fruits and vegetables really are wonderful creations. Consume them liberally at meal and snack... 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 »

Toxo why do some get it and others dont

hi ive been HIV for about 10 yrs but didnt know I was till 2000. I had a seizure and i was told i had toxo.will that ever go away or is it like HIV itll stay with me till the end. I do take sulfadiazine and daraprim
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which is commonly found in undercooked meat, cat feces, raw vegetables and soil. Up to half of the U.S. population is infected with toxo; however, a normal, healthy immune Read more »
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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...concentration Dizziness or fainting Sadness or depression Anemia and HIV Anemia has always been a problem for HIV-positive people. Although the rate of serious anemia has dropped since people started using HIV drug combinations, anemia... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nutrition

...sure you eat plenty of protein and starches, with moderate amounts of fat. Protein helps build and maintain your muscles. Meats, fish, beans, nuts, and seeds are good sources. Carbohydrates give you energy. Complex carbohydrates come... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB (tuberculosis), CMV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Listeriosis

...used as fertilizer. Animals can carry the bacterium without appearing ill and can contaminate foods of animal origin such as meats and dairy products. The bacterium has been found in a variety of raw foods, such as uncooked meats and vegetables,... Read more »
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Posted by Barbdoll, 2 Replies
...all this but still very excited to knwo that i am not alone. I am a single mom of three children. I along with my youngest are HIV pos. We have been for the past 4 years. We have been doing well. The hardest things for me is dating. I have been... Read more »

hiv from infected chicken burger...?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...alright dont make fun of me for asking, but since you can get hiv from oral sex by swallowing semen, what if somebody ejaculated into one of your sandwiches at mcdonalds or any other fast food 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 »

Am I overthinking this?

Posted by soimnotalone, 1 Reply
...Yesterday I had an allergy test, and it showed that I was allergic to things that I had no idea about, fruits, nuts all meats even the other white meat. Along with that it showed I was allergic to cats. I have a cat, I love my cat she is right... Read more »