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Does Vitamin B12 Interact With HIV Meds

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Vitamin B12 injections

I have been +ve for 10 years (not on any meds), in last 6 months having been very tired. Last blood results indicated Vitamin B12 at low levels and my doctor has started me on a course of B12 injections - how long before I notice any impact?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Well that would depend on how low your levels were, as well as the dose and frequency of your vitamin B12 injections. I'm hoping that by the time you read this, you are already feeling much improved. By the way, do you know that vitamin B12 can... Read more »

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B-12 Shots or Sub-lingual

Posted by riverprincess
I have been trying to get B12 shots from the health dept but it just hasn't worked out. I probably should of been more pro-active to get it. But now again was suggested to take the sub-lingual form. I didn't get it in the pill form but in the... Read more »

Pre-med vitamins and nutritional supplements

Posted by DC23, 5 Replies
Hello,
I'm newly positive, and I don't yet require any meds. (My viral load is low, and my T-cells are high.) I was wondering if anyone had any advice on preventative measures to take now that I'm early in my HIV infection. Does anyone recommend... Read more »

Benefits of Vitamins

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone out there who takes vitamins regularly and has HIV? Which do you take and has there been any proof of its benefits?


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Posted by Sunshine87, 4 Replies
hi everyone ... my brother who is HIV+ asked me to take him to the local GNC store he is looking for something to help him get the vitamins he need he is starting to keep some food down but not all... he is going to restroom alot at night and... Read more »