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Can You Go On A Diet If You Have Hiv

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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Diet Wise, Pound Foolish: Promoted Diets for HIV

Research on drug therapies is traditionally given a higher priority than research into nutrition due to profit potentials. Put simply, protease inhibitors generate significantly more profits than bananas. Since there are so many variations among... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Links Diet to Health in HIV Positive Men

One of the hallmarks of untreated HIV/AIDS is unintentional weight loss, or wasting. In the early 1980s, before the name AIDS was given to the pandemic, people in East Africa referred to AIDS-related wasting as "slim" or "slim disease." There... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Muscle-Wasting Effects of Low-Carb Diets on People With HIV

It is not hard to go into any grocery store these days and see at least one product that advertises low or no carbohydrates on the package. The world seems to have embraced the idea that no or low-carbohydrate diets are good for us. It is a common... Read more »
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Dieting with HIV

I found out myself HIV + last december and I've always been too fat! it is so strange how much weight I got after knowing it... and I never get to go on a diet without anorexigenic drugs such as anfepramone.. plus diazepan. Should I go on a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It sounds like you need to exercise and reduce your calories as anyone else would. Your immune system is normal. It is not safe to use all those drugs to lose weight. Your life expectancy is more likely to be influenced by your weight, than by your... Read more »

Raw Diet and HIV

Have there been any studies that have looked at the effects of a Raw Diet (nothing prepared over 118 degrees) on HIV person....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Not at all. We hardly have data on a regular cooked diet and we probably will never have it now that research budget cuts are so prominent as it is the perception that we are all doing great on HIV medications.Nelson... Read more »

Protein Power Diet & HIV

I was diagnosed with HIV about 1 1/2 yrs ago. (Last test results VL 374, CD4 563)Not on any HIV meds. I am overweight (60lb) and high blood pressure. My doc said I have to avoid fad diets and the sort. How safe is the Protein Power diet? Is it true...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There are no musts for HIV diets other than they must be well balanced. I agree with avoiding fad diets. Exercise is also key to weight loss and blood pressure control and that would be key to any weight loss program. Good luck! DTD... Read more »

Dieting and HIV

I am HIV poz, 37 and will be starting meds soon. I am about 25lbs. overweight and I'd like to lose it. Are those contradictive plans? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Patients starting HIV medication often will gain weight (mostly fat) in the first year. Efforts to effectively exercise/diet are compatable with starting HIV medication and are encouraged. KH... Read more »
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Posted by CHERUB, 5 Replies
I was wondering if anyone HIV+ had a religious diet? Like do you avoid certain foods, i.e., chicken or ground beef? Just curious.

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Need help with my diet desprately

Posted by endlsskys, 2 Replies
Here is my problem. This last week I have had no money or anything house is basically empty of food execpt maybe spagehetti sauce. I get money on friday but this last week and a half have been hell. Here is my diet because I don't know what to eat.... Read more »

What's the best diet?

Posted by bartleby, 8 Replies
i like lots of veggies! Read more »

Diet Pill or Meal Supressor

Posted by cgm707, 1 Reply
I hope this is the approprite place for this question. If not, I apologize. I was wondering if anyone knew about a safe, non-addictive meal supressor/diet pill? I have had a hard time losing some fat around my waist area, and would like something... Read more »