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Diet And Nutrition For Hiv Patients

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Why Is Nutrition Important? Good nutrition means eating the right kinds and amounts of food. Good nutrition can be a problem for many people with HIV. In order to fight infection, the body uses energy and nutrients from food at an increased rate. Some medications can upset your stomach, and some opportunistic infections can affect the mouth or throat. This makes it difficult to eat. Also, some medications and infections cause diarrhea...
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Diet/Nutrition for HIV and HepC persons??

Hello dr....I'm trying to find information (including any new books) on diet and nutrition for coinfected persons. I have HepC but had to stop the combination Rebetron treatment for now because of depression (also had severe side effects...but...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Robert,There is really no magic in treating liver disease. The main thing is no alcohol and a well balanced diet. You don't have to worry about too much protein as you may have heard as long as you are not yellow. There are no foods that... Read more »

What is the best diet / Nutrition when taking Post Exposure Prophylaxis ?

I started taking post exposure prophylaxis 2 days ago, after I was exposed at work. I was wondering what would be the best diet and nutrition ( ex: low protein, high vegetables) ? Also; I work out a lot and take a lot of different supplements....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
To be honest with you, a healthy diet like the one I describe in the article below is good for everyone, no matter if you are HIV+ or not.In in my opinion, taking your HIV medications on time and keeping stress down while on post exposure... Read more »

exercise and nutrition for hiv sufferers

Please give me info on the importance of exercise and nutrition for hiv sufferers....
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
At this point there is so much information about nutrition and exercise in HIV, it is hard to know where to start. What is lacking is longitudinal research.In patient-oriented information, you can check several sites including those shown in links... Read more »

nutritional supplements for HIV?

hi guys, what is your feelig opinion of dr jon kaiser's supplements it seems promising to me(but I'm a alt therapy fan for years)I'm diong my homework and that guys stuff looks great to me ,also what about mannatech? this glyco...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Those approaches have been attractive to many patients though the published data firmaly supporting their benefit is minimal. I have had numerous patients follow Dr. Kaiser's advise and they have often been satisfied though as HIV therapy as... Read more »
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Nutrition and HIV: Loosing rights to choose

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
Nutrition and HIV: Loosing rights to choose Dietary Supplements!

Are you aware youre loosing your rights to choose? Have you noticed your choices of natural health products for optimizing your health are disappearing?

Why? Because of legislation... Read more »

Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference 12/6 in Boston

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference in Boston, on December 6

The Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference is a day-long event for HIV-positive persons and front-line service providers.

It is organized by the AIDS Action Committee's HIV Health Institute.

Th... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
Any HIV+/AIDS patient whom seeks good nutrition to live a better life, pls email me with GOOD NUTRITION as the subject.
Regards Read more »

Let's Talk Nutrition and Exercise!

Posted by bartleby, 6 Replies
Staying healthy with HIV doesn't have to be hard. What do you do to keep fit? What do you eat? Got any good recipes? Share with others! Read more »