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Carotene And Hiv

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...dairy products, processed vegetable oils (hydrogenated fats), deep-fried foods, and fatty meats Be Cautious With Supplements Take a multivitamin with antioxidants Do not take high doses of vitamin A or carotenoids (beta-carotene) if you have liver disease Avoid high levels of iron Herbal therapies, such as milk thistle (silymarin), have been widely used to treat the liver. Some herbs are toxic to the liver and some interact with HIV...
Ask the Experts

Yellowing Eyes

Hello, I have notice that that white part of my eyes have are becoming a bit yellow/off white. Is this normal with HIV+ patients? What is this a possible sign of and is there anything that can be done about it? I've been on HIV meds for about 2.5...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(such as hepatitis or drug effects such as can be seen with atazanavir). Other issues possible such as thyroid or excessive carotene ingestions). Atripla usually doesn't cause such liver or eye problems. A more off white color is usually benign.... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fruits. Research to date has not shown that supplementation with vitamin C either delays HIV disease progression or improves HIV/AIDS survival. If you dig deeply into the vitamin C research you will find some laboratory reports suggesting vitamin... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...By disrupting the oxidation process, antioxidants help protect cells from damage. Antioxidants include vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, the minerals selenium and zinc, and glutathione. Phytochemicals: Among the advantages of obtaining nutrients... Read more »

HGH + HIV

Hi Rob:Really amazed by the way you answer the ad. You give us a lot of hope and courage to fight against this disease.I found out about my HIV status 3 months ago. My latest test result is CD4 515 VL 27000. I heard HGH will help a lot for HIV +...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...telephone 415 433 1740. Nutrition and HIV Good nutrition is key to a healthy lifestyle, regardless of whether one is living with HIV/AIDS. Optimal nutrition can help boost immune function, maximize the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vitamin A Hikes HIV Loads in Breast Milk

... In two analyses of HIV-positive mothers in Tanzania, those who took vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements had significantly higher HIV loads in their breast milk than women who did not take them (P=0.02), as well as a higher Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), and Folate (Folic Acid). Antioxidants , including beta-carotene (the body breaks down beta-carotene to make Vitamin A), selenium, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), and Vitamin C. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Pre-med vitamins and nutritional supplements

Posted by DC23, 4 Replies
...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 any specific over-the-counter vitamin combinations or other nutritional... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Blogging/Blogs

Posted by DaveyBoy, 2 Replies
...Blog is online (web based) journal or small blurbs people can read or comment. My HIV/AIDS blog is on http://hiv-aids.blog-city.com Other POZ blogz on http://www.HIVforum.com/blogs/ Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...know what I mean. I am worried that I got some vaginal secretions into my mouth and then into my blood stream. I dont know her hiv status but I've found out that she has let a lot of guys do this. Afterwards, I felt extremely guilty for cheating... Read more »