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Can Nutrition Help Fight Hiv

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Nutrition

Why Is Nutrition Important? Good nutrition means eating the right kinds and amounts of food. Good nutrition can be a problem for many people with HIV. In order to fight infection, the body uses energy and nutrients from food at an increased rate. Some medications can upset your stomach, and some opportunistic infections can affect the mouth or throat. This makes it difficult to eat. Also, some medications and infections cause diarrhea...
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Can nutrition and exercise help improve HIV-related neuropathy?

Some background about me: I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in April of this year, a late-stage diagnosis with CD4 <50. My count is still <50 but I have recently started Atripla. In the past 2 months I have also been treated for PCP and...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) can be caused by HIV or by medications like Zerit (D4T). You are not taking Zerit. PN can be confused with other issues, so it is good to see a neurologist to get it diagnosed.PN can improve as health improves and/or... Read more »

pre-diagnosis nutrition

Dr. Bob,If I'm currently in the "window period" for possible HIV infection, would restructuring my diet and beginning on a multivitamin as a precaution be a good idea? Which type of multivitamin would you suggest? What other methods...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Window period or no window period. HIV or no HIV. A good healthy diet promotes good health! It really is just that simple. (See below.)As for which type of multivitamins you should use, I'd suggest an inexpensive one! Compare labels and get... Read more »

fatigue (NUTRITION)

How much of a role can diet play in preventing fatigue or counter-acting the side effects of meds? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Many folks, poz as well as neggies, fail to eat properly. This is often associated with inadequate rest and/or exercise as well. In our crisis-crowded world, with its long "to do" lists, getting adequate amounts of rest, sleep and... Read more »

Is there a period of time where I will be feeling really fatigue and then really hungry with my medication? (NUTRITION)

Doctor Bob,I've been taking Atripla for 3 months now. I still haven't had a drug resistant test due to waiting on my insurance to retroactive back since the state is helping me pay for it. My question is, I sometimes feel really fatigue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Without knowing much more about your particular situation, it is difficult to provide you with very specific answers. Certainly what you are experiencing is not normal and warrants a thorough evaluation. It may or may not be related to your HIV... Read more »
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HIV and Nutrition fighting back

Posted by Atlanta2005, 1 Reply
Ever since I lost my lover and a few friends when no meds were available, I have been following the frontlines and behind the lines of HIV. Its been 20 years. I am not an expert, but I know more about a lot of things than my own doctor does. And I... Read more »

P.S. to HIV and Nutrition fighting back

Posted by Atlanta2005
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Built to Survive 3rd edition. Mooney and Vergel. Anybody want to talk about it lets share or pick my brains..... I have read to many posts that are sad, how about those who are willing to fight back!!!! Get your body to fight back, its... Read more »

Nutrition and HIV: Loosing rights to choose

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Nutrition and HIV: Loosing rights to choose Dietary Supplements!


Are you aware youre loosing your rights to choose? Have you noticed your choices of natural health products for optimizing your health are disappearing?

Why? Because of legislation... Read more »

7/23, Washington, DC: AIDS 2012 - Satellite on food & nutrition support in HIV care

Posted by wfppsn
Harvard Medical School, Partners In Health and the World Food Programme cordially invite you to attend the IAS 2012 satellite Showing the Impact of Food Assistance and Nutrition Support in HIV Care.

Date: July 23, 2012
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Locati... Read more »