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Do Antioxidants Aid With Hiv

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Antioxidants and oxidative stress.

Hello Dr. Keith Henry:I am sending you this email with several questions and concerns about HIV/AIDS - I sincerly hope that you can answer my questions or direct me to who ever can. Or send a copy of this email to who ever can answer my questions...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
AIDS is the result of immune system damage from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Low glutathione levels would not result in a positive test for HIV. Oxidative stress is a complex topic. In the days before effective HIV medication was... Read more »


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Could anti-oxidants (tea) delay seroconversion?

I took an HIV Rapid test at 5.5 months (negative) and another one today (9.5 months after potential... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Antioxidants to the Rescue

Both HIV infection and exposure to medicines, including anti-HIV medicines, can affect mitochondria, the parts of a cell that produce energy. Impaired mitochondria produce less energy and so cells do not function properly. At the level of tissues or... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Cell Protection: Antioxidants and Your Health

You may have heard the terms antioxidant and free radical before, but you may not know exactly what they are and how they relate to HIV and your overall health. In simple terms, free radicals are highly reactive, unstable molecules that are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Aid Agencies Launch $378 Million 2010 Aid Request to Improve Health In Zimbabwe

More than 70 agencies, led by the U.N., launched a request on Monday for $378 million in aid, which will be used to improve health and food security, as well as water and sanitation, Reuters reports. Though Zimbabwe's power-sharing government has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Says Africa Must Rely Less on Foreign Aid for HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention Programs

Speaking on Saturday at the African Union Summit, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe said huge advances in HIV treatment and prevention have been made over the past decade in Africa, "[b]ut these gains 'are not sustainable,' ... because they... Read more »
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GLUTATHIONE the "master antioxidant"

Posted by Biotech, 2 Replies
Glutathione deficiency is associated with impaired survival in HIV disease.

Herzenberg LA, De Rosa SC, Dubs JG, Roederer M, Anderson MT, Ela SW, Deresinski SC, Herzenberg LA.

Department of Genetics, Stanford University Medical School, CA 94305-5125,... Read more »

mthod may aid hiv patients

Posted by raymond, 1 Reply
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HIV/AID and the Senior Citizen

Posted by Anonymous
I would like to interview an HIV/AIDs positive senior citizen for a Social Work Research Paper that I am working on that must be submitted to my professor on 11/09/03. The person who will allow me to conduct the interview's Identity will be... Read more »

Bigotry only aiding in more HIV cases!

Posted by paman1964, 3 Replies
Bigotry and HIV becomes a bad combination when you cannot bring someone you love to meet your family and so on!
Ignorance is a major cause of the spread of HIV! Read more »