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Can Vitamin D Help With HIV

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Does Vitamin D affect hiv meds?

Hello, I have been diagnosed with osteopenia and have been advised by my doctor to take a vitamin D supplement. Does vitamin D affect my meds? I take Isentress and Truvada. I am now taking 2000 I.U of vitamin D per day. I also now take a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...as 50% of the population have low bone density. So, getting a handle on the multitude of risk factors of bone disease, like vitamin D or testosterone deficiency is important. To this end, I'm heartened to hear that your doctor has screened your... Read more »

Vitamin D Refresher

I know the general population has Vitamin D deficiency and not just people with HIV. I've read and... Read more »

OK, So What's the Best "Kind" of Vitamin D?

OK, so HIV+s are supposed to take supplements of Vitamin D if they come out, as most do, deficient... Read more »
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Frailty, Bone Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...studied an intervention in HIV-positive people with bone loss. It provided all 44 volunteers 500 mg of calcium plus 400 IU of vitamin D per day, and also gave some volunteers one weekly dose of alendronate (Fosamax) for 96 weeks. Both arms had... 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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High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation in HIV-Infected Men Safe in Small Study

...Medicine, although I am a clinician looking after patients with HIV. This study is looking at the effect of varying doses of vitamin D supplementation on serum vitamin D level in a group of HIV-infected men from New York. 1 We took a group of... 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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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 »

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 »

some one with more knowledge please explain this

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...Therapeutic Immunology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19126-3305, USA. nobutoyama@verizon.net Abstract Serum Gc protein (known as vitamin D3-binding protein) is the precursor for the principal macrophage activating factor (MAF). The MAF precursor... Read more »

How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is Read more »