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GARLIC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'M IN SOUTH AFRICA AND OUR HEALTH MINISTER HAS BEEN TELLING PEOPLE TO EAT GARLIC TO HELP WITH INFECTIONS...SO BEING A SCIENTIST THAT I AM I HAVE BEEN DOING SO. IT DOES HELP TREMENDOUSLY. I AM NOT ON ANY MEDS, I HAVE BEEN POS FOR 3 YEARS. I USE ONLY... Read more »

Advice on eating please.

Posted by Billy_G, 9 Replies
My partner has full blown AIDS and is going trough a very tough time at the moment. He's been diagnosed with MAS as well and had to undergo an operation recently leaving him very weak and EXTREMELY wasted away. Our Dr also changed his cocktail and... Read more »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all,

I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me?

And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »

anxiety is eating me alive!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have read several posts on this board and I feel so stupid for waiting so long to test for hiv. So many of you got tested as soon as you could and I think that is so impressive because I am shaking right now just thinking of it. It has been... Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
I will keep my story pretty short. March 20th 2006 I found out I was positive. My CD4 was 336 and my viral load was 55,000.

August 14th I take some more labs and had not been able to go back to the doctor until today October 30th. I found out my CD4... Read more »
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Peppers/Onions/Spinach/Garlic

I know there are mounds of scientific data on drug interactions, however, are there any with food interactions. Many people complain about diahrrea & nausea with HIV meds. I am on Viracept, combivir & diflucan at this point. Although, the...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
No, I haven't seen any data on this, but if it works for you that's all that matters. Some of my patients have found that certian dietary changes can help with medication side effects, but it seems to be quite individualized.... Read more »

Garlic and Hiv

I just read online that Garlic can interfere with hiv medications,is this true? I mentioned this awhile back to my doctor and she said she never heard that and that it`s good for me ? Please help ! Dave...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
This is an important issue.There have only been a handful of supplements whose safety and drug interactions with HIV medications have been well studied. Even then, it's only a subset of HIV drugs that have been analyzed.Yes, garlic supplements... Read more »

can I eat raw garlic

I m HIV positive and my cd 4 count is still 600 it okay if I eat raw garlic everyday,3 cloves a day?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-As long as your partner/friends/family don't mind your breath, eating raw garlic is just fine. Take care,LHW... Read more »

garlic and hiv meds

My domestic partner has been taking truvada and viramune for several years now. He is Italian and eats a LOT of garlic that is sauteed. I read that allicin in garlic can induce the P-450 liver enzyme. But I also know that allicin is degraded by...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.As far as I know, there are no clinically significant interactions between garlic (raw or cooked) and HIV medications. Indeed, if his HIV viral load is suppressed through all that terrific Italian food, this is proof... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Outsmarting HIV With Healthy Eating

Living with a chronic illness like HIV can present certain nutritional challenges. Without effective HIV medication treatment, replicating virus can tax the body, destroying lean body mass and impairing immune function and quality of life. 1 , 2 ... Read more »
U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Garlic

© Steven Foster Introduction What It Is Used For How It Is Used What the Science Says Side Effects and Cautions Sources For More Information Introduction This fact sheet provides basic information about garlic -- uses, potential side... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cardiovascular Disease and EAT in HIV-Positive People

The heart is a large muscle that helps move blood around the body. Despite its vital pumping action, the heart is not entirely muscle -- about 20% of this organ consists of a fatty layer called EAT (epicardial adipose tissue). This layer serves as a... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Guide to HIV, Pregnancy and Women's Health: Tips to Help With Morning Sickness or Drug-Associated Nausea

Eat smaller meals and snack more frequently rather than eating just a few larger meals. Try to eat more bland foods. Avoid foods that are spicy, greasy or strong smelling. Leave some dry crackers by your bed. Eat one or two before you get up in... Read more »