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Can You Go On A Diet If You Have Hiv

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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 Read more »

veg diet chart for hiv person

i am 28yrs old i am hiv infected my weight is 68 i am 5ft 11in tall i want to know my daily veg... 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... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Diet Wise, Pound Foolish: Promoted Diets for HIV

...develop from research uncertainties and the vulnerability of individuals searching for simple solutions to health concerns (with weight loss often being the desired outcome). The United States Department of Agriculture's preliminary research on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Fish Farms Increase Incomes, Improve Diets of Families Affected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Review Says

... Small fish farms in Malawi have helped 1,200 impoverished families affected by HIV/AIDS in rural areas of the country increase their incomes and improve their diets, according to a project review released Monday, 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 Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

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

...every pound of fat lost on one of these diets. Wasting syndrome, also referred to as loss of body mass or lean body mass, is an AIDS-related complication and can be life threatening. If this kind of diet produces muscle loss among... Read more »
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Posted by Mssimone, 4 Replies
...we can't accept you because your HIV positive".. IN SHOCK I asked" what does being HIV positive have to do with me trying to lose weight?????" and she replied "Well because your on meds, and stuff like that" ----IN MORE SHOCK! I said "What do... Read more »

Thought I should share this

Posted by capri75, 3 Replies
...healed or it's true that they have done so. I would appreciate if there is anyone out there who has been completely cured from HIV or knows someone who has. Can they please come forward and maybe I can also give it a shot. Its a holistic therapy... Read more »

HIV from food?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just ate a macaroni salad at a restaurant and I've eaten it before but this time it had something that tasted weird, kind of sweet, or more like sweet and sour. I don't know if it was a vegetable or if it could be something else, like semen or... Read more »

does anybody know????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi ,does anybody know if Herbal Diet Tea can give you HIV symtops?????? if drinking everyday for 3 months??????? My blood work is fine......but I have hiv symtops....Please respond thanks Read more »