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Consumer Report Diet Aids

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Consumer Reports Magazine Rates Durex Condoms Best, Planned Parenthood Condoms Worst in Performance Review

The not-for-profit group Consumers Union on Tuesday released a report published in the February issue of its Consumer Reports magazine on 17 contraceptive methods, including top U.S. brands of condoms that underwent "vigorous testing," Reuters ... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Hydroxycut Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products by Iovate Health Sciences Inc., of Oakville, Ontario and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. of Blasdell, N.Y. Some Hydroxycut... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Consumer Pressures Raise Papua New Guinea AIDS Rate

At the recent AIDS conference in Lae, Papua New Guinea, an expert reported that more than 70 percent of the nation's young women are engaging in "secret, casual sex" due to consumer pressures. The women, said Charles Pepe of the Marobe Province AIDS... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Safe ways of consuming semen...

Hello Dr. Bob,This is likely the most bizarre question you've ever been asked.I would like to introduce semen into my diet. I want to be certain that it can be done in a safe way (incase the semen in hiv infectious). Here are my questions?1)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Wannabe Semen Eater,The "most bizarre question" I've even been asked? Nah, although you might squeak into the top-25 category. So you want to add semen to your diet. Hmm. Might I inquire why? Sure, spunk could indeed be... Read more »

Can consuming marijuana affect aggravate ulcerative colitis?

Hello. I am a 31 year old HIV+ male. I was diagnosed in 2007 while having a very bad flare up of what I was told was ulcerative colitis. At the time I did not know I had UC. I asked my doctor if smoking pot would be contraindicated for me. Of...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
I understand your frustration with not finding an answer. A recent medical journal article appeared to confirm anecdotal reports that cannabis use may actually have some therapeutic effect for inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis is a... Read more »

Is it safe to consume OTC Aloe Vera Juice with

I was diagnosed with AIDS three months ago and have just begun a combination of Famvir, Zerit, Viracept, Epivir, and temporarily, Sulfameth/Trimethoprim to prevent pneumonia. I am not asking for advice as to whether Aloe Vera Juice is effective...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I think it is OK. But this type of possible drug interaction is not completely understood.Alvan Fisher, M.D.... Read more »

Safe to consume?

Hello I recently read an article on an hiv drug made from an uranium isotope derived from a palm plant species. I would like to know is it safe to ingest uranium in the body in the liquid form?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
SCAM ALERT.What you're reading about is a pure hoax from Jamaica. There is no published scientific literature on the use of uranium on treating HIV. Ingesting uranium is a bad idea- it's not only radioactive, it's a toxic metal that... Read more »
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I am consumed with fear, not your typical WW

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey Guys and Gals,

Great to see there is a resource here where everyone can come together and share knowledge and comfort eachother. I know my post is long but I have some questions that I am very curious about.

Heres the rundown of my experience:
On... Read more »

Totally Consumed

Posted by Anonymous
I am fearful of testing for hiv, the consequesnes are just so detrimental that I cannot face them. I am 45, married, 3 children. I have engaged in sexual acts with prostitutes for the last 3 yrs. I was tested once 2 yrs ago, neg. Since then I have... Read more »

South African AIDS Panel Report

Posted by Anonymous
Click to view the South African AIDS Panel Report

The South African government is currently confronted with the challenge of responding to the growing AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) epidemic. The governments response has been... Read more »

Hiv and AIDs reporting

Posted by rain05, 5 Replies
What exactly does the CDC do with your name and information? Who is able to access it? Read more »