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Can Vitamin B12 Help With HIV

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Vitamin b 12 deficiency...help I'm perplexed

After experiencing some numbness & tingling I went to my doctor. After a whole series of blood tests my b-12 came back low. 186. I am not a vegetarian, I eat well, Schilling's test is normal......What could be wrong with me? Is this the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
If you have any worry about HIV get tested! We can treat HIV very successfully today. Schilling tests are not always perfect and sometimes you have to do it with intrinsic factor. At any rate, B 12 injections will help you dramatically! Investigate... Read more »

Does Vitamin A, B12, Zinc, and Yogurt help increase T-Cell count?

Dear Dr. Hellerstein:I have read and heard that Vitamin A, B12, Zinc, and Yogurt helps increase... Read more »

NAC/Vitamin B12 and other supplements

Dear Rick, What is your opinion on the following: 1. NAC? I cannot find NAC in the UK. Is is known... Read more »
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HIV, Vitamins and Supplements

Table of Contents Micronutrients and HIV Getting Enough Taking Supplements Micronutrients and HIV Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are called micronutrients. Even thoughthe body only needs small amounts, micronutrients are... Read more »
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Vitamins and Minerals

Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important? What Are Antioxidants? How Much Do I Need? Which Nutrients Are Important? What About Other Supplements? Can Nutrients Be Harmful? For More Information Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important? ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 4. Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements

Vitamins and minerals are called micronutrients because they are needed in very small amounts. They cannot adequately be made by the body and must be obtained from diet and/or supplements. Vitamins and minerals do not provide energy but perform... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to Nutrition for People Living With HIV: The Big Chart of Vitamins and Minerals

The Big Chart of Vitamins and Minerals This table lists the RDA (recommended daily allowance), UL (upper tolerable limit) and experimental high dose, toxicity, function and food sources. The RDA usually includes all intake, from both food and... Read more »
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B-12 Shots or Sub-lingual

Posted by riverprincess
I have been trying to get B12 shots from the health dept but it just hasn't worked out. I probably should of been more pro-active to get it. But now again was suggested to take the sub-lingual form. I didn't get it in the pill form but in the... Read more »

Benefits of Vitamins

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone out there who takes vitamins regularly and has HIV? Which do you take and has there been any proof of its benefits?


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vitamin ????

Posted by Sunshine87, 4 Replies
hi everyone ... my brother who is HIV+ asked me to take him to the local GNC store he is looking for something to help him get the vitamins he need he is starting to keep some food down but not all... he is going to restroom alot at night and... Read more »

Pre-med vitamins and nutritional supplements

Posted by DC23, 5 Replies
Hello,
I'm newly positive, and I don't yet require any meds. (My viral load is low, and my T-cells are high.) I was wondering if anyone had any advice on preventative measures to take now that I'm early in my HIV infection. Does anyone recommend... Read more »