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Does Folic Acid Interact With HIV Meds

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The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Table of Contents Introduction How Drugs Are Metabolized Drugs That Slow Down Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself Introduction In order for a drug to work properly, you must take the correct dose so thatyou have the...
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doubts on supplements

Im a 42 hiv + woman since 1991. Actually I'm on Viramune (2x day) and kivexa and my virus load is negative for the last 3 years. After reading about supplements i started taking Q10, DHEA (25 mg), omega 3, folic acid (0.04) b complex and vitamin c...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...triglycerides and some people report better mood (anecdotal), but chose a supplement that you do not burb (take it with food)Folic acid and B vitamins- always good to takeYou stopped the lipid lowering drug? Please talk to your doctor. I would... Read more »

Hiv and toxo

Hello dear Doctor!I was diagnosed with HIV in August last year. Unfortunately, I didn't start with HAART then.I got toxo in February this year and till now it is there. Its decreasing slowly thanks to medicines.I have had epileptical attacks after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.Yes, you have AIDS, because you are HIV positive and have an AIDS-defining opportunistic infection, toxoplasmosis. As for the difference between HIV and AIDS, see below.2.Fatigue Read more »


hi i was wondering if it is safe to take a multivitamin with my hiv meds which are sustiva & truvada. also would like to buy a multivitamin that contains the right amount of folic acid for me as i am planning a pregnancy in the near future which i...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...your post.It is entirely safe to take a standard multivitamin and your HIV medications. Typical multivitamins contain enough folic acid; if your unsure, I'd review your medications and supplements with your doctor.Best of health,BY Read more »

Fatigue without meds??

Hi.. firstly thanks for all your great info! this whole site is amazingly helpful and i particularly like the upbeat and sometimes light hearted spin on things that you and this whole site has! its nice to know that HIV isnt all doom gloom and death...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Anemia can be caused by a variety of conditions from HIV itself (anemia of chronic disease) to nutritional deficiencies (B-12, folic acid, or iron) to opportunistic infections (MAC, TB, parvovirus) to medication side effects (AZT, etc.). The... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...death. What Causes Anemia? There are many possible causes of anemia, including: A shortage of the B vitamins: B12 and folic acid (folate) A shortage of iron, which is most commonly due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
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Want a baby.....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...dont want to get my tubes tied I wanted another baby is it wrong for two positive parents to have a baby knowing that they are HIV positive? Read more »

Problematic Weight Gain

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...By they way, I'm 6'1" 300 lbs and am taking 8 different drugs now with no apparent side effects other than low phosphorus and folic acid levels. Read more »


Posted by taurusthecat, 3 Replies
...antioxidant supplement, a once daily multi-vitamin (for minerals), lecithin (for brain function and fat metabolism), iron and folic acid (to aid oxygen binding to my red blood cells and stop my hair from falling out, it works for me, don't... Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »