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Can Multivitamin Help With HIV

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Multivitamin for HIV pozzzes...

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I read in an HIV magazine in a study of persons with HIV that those on a mega multivitamin regime had a much higher % had greater longevity and better health than those not taking
them (they did have CD4 counts under 200, so for those like myself who... Read more »

HELP ! HELP ! Possible HIV Infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This incident happened in a fast-food joint on 14 Jul 2000. It is my habit to rinse my mouth after every meal hence I went to toilet.

I squirted some "hand-wash" from its dispenser and proceeded to wash my hands then filled my mouth with tap-water... Read more »

Help need for my HIV+ bf from HIV+ girl !!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi everybody.
My boyfriend is HIV+ and has a wish !
Please could a HIV+ girl help us ????
Nothing sexual or similar. Please !
Thanks very much indeed.

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Hiv symptom or Anxiety? Hiv test this friday, scared! HELP!?

Posted by jessicajane, 1 Reply
So I'm a 24 heterosexual female and I have has risky sexual encounters. My last boyfriend I had got tested for hiv and he was negative. However my current boyfriend has not had an hiv test and I don't know his current status. We have been in a... Read more »
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k-pak multivitamins

where can i find info on k-pak vitamins, that are recomended for hiv+ men and women....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Where can you find information about K-PAX vitamins? Well, right here, of course! See below.Dr. BobK PAX VITAMINESDec 16, 2006 Dear Doctor, What do you think about K-PAX vitamines? They are expensive and i would like to buy them for my CD4 cells... Read more »

ARV + multivitamins + Green Barley

Hi,I am an HIV+ on ARV for more than 4 years now. I am on lami/zidu + efav. So far so good. My latest viral load is still undetected though my cd4 count is quite low, around 270+. My doc told me that it's okay because what matters most is my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Let it be known that I'm not a big fan of unneeded supplements and vitamins- there are a few exceptions, where typical dietary intake does not meet medical needs (such as calcium and vitamin D), but for the most... Read more »

Multivitamins and Atripla

HI Nelson, thanks for your time. I just started with Atripla. Side effects are going away (I think), just some dizziness after I take it. Is dizziness going away completely? and Should I keep taking Centrum, green tea & mangosteen and Omega 3...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
The side effects get better for most people, so be patient.We have no interaction data of HIV meds and Mangosteen, so do not take it with your meds (take it 4 hours or more after)Everything else should be ok. The green tea may even help during the... Read more »

Is Multivitamin safe to be taken ?

Dear Dr B Y,This is Sean. I was diagnosed positive since 2009 and my doctor had since prescribed me Combivir + Stocrin. My current CD4 count is 580 and i have undetectable viral load. I was recently recommended to take the Amway Multivitamin and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Sean and thanks for posting.The multivitamin is safe to take with your HIV medications. I don't generally recommend taking extra vitamin C (despite the marketing juggernaut that sells it) as the scientific clinical trials data fails to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Multivitamins May Slow Progression of HIV for Patients in Earliest Phase of Disease, Study Says

HIV-positive women who take a multivitamin once daily are 30% less likely than those who do not take the supplements to progress to the latest stage of HIV, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine ... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Multivitamin-Selenium Combo May Delay Ill Health, Mortality From AIDS When Antiretrovirals Are Unavailable

This article was reported by Harvard School of Public Health News . Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) News reported on a study of a special multivitamin with selenium that could slow progression to ill health significantly in HIV-positive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanzania: Infants Benefit When HIV-Positive Moms Take a Multivitamin

HIV-positive pregnant women in Tanzania who took multivitamins reduced the chances that their infants would have developmental delays, according to new research. The findings support current recommendations to give multivitamin supplements and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multivitamins Won't Boost Standard HIV Care, Study Finds

According to a report published in the October 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, taking high doses of multivitamin supplements did not lessen the risk of HIV disease progression or fatalities for Tanzanian patients... Read more »