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Eating Well And Hiv Positive

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat me alive or I could just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever had. I kind of want to say it's like being on a rollercoaster." Click here to read or listen to...
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So what the hell is a "healthy diet" anyway...

I tried to get an specific answer from my doctor and the best he could do is say "Oh, you know, eat healthy stuff." WTF??????Help....Geno
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...elevated blood lipids, and other metabolic complications associated with antiretroviral therapy. Fortunately, maintaining a healthy diet can help address these problems. As HIV positive people live longer thanks to effective treatment, good... Read more »

pre-diagnosis nutrition

Dr. Bob,If I'm currently in the "window period" for possible HIV infection, would restructuring my diet and beginning on a multivitamin as a precaution be a good idea? Which type of multivitamin would you suggest? What other methods of body...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Window period or no window period. HIV or no HIV. A good healthy diet promotes good health! It really is just that simple. (See below.)As for which type of multivitamins you should use, I'd suggest Read more »

Sir are u HIV positive

Dear Nelson,i want to know that you are HIV positive. If so for how long. Please give me tips for live happy with HIV. I am very scared. please help
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...with HIV if you start treatment when your doctor tells you to. Also, get some counseling, go to support groups, exercise and eat well!You may want to read my non profit's brochure on how to live well with... Read more »

What is a healthy diet for a person with HIV

I just found out the I am HIV Pozitive. I am not good with nutrition . I am trying to plan a shopping and meal list what is an example of a healthy menu/diet.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
If you follow a Mediterranean data, you will not be healthier with lower lipids, blood sugar, and visceral fat.You can read about it herehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_dietand follow some of these... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: HIV/AIDS Agency Seeks Clients for Nutrition Program

...receipts to TOUCH. "This is truly helping improve people's eating habits," Maher said. "We all know how difficult it is to eat better and we recognize how expensive it is to eat better." TOUCH hopes to offer clients cooking classes to help them... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Food Programme Initiative to Provide Nutritional Assistance to Thousands in Ethiopia Living With, Affected by HIV/AIDS

... About 54,000 people in Ethiopia living with or affected by HIV/AIDS will receive nutritional assistance from the U.N. World Food Programme under a new agreement announced Tuesday, the Daily Monitor/AllAfrica.com Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women's HIV/AIDS Coalition in Malawi Encourages Participation in Farming Program, Better Nutrition Practices

...Malawi has launched a program to bring HIV-positive women together to grow crops in an effort to improve their access to better nutrition and help maintain their health, VOA News reports. The coalition -- which is running the program in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Sen. Obama to Call for More Funding for Microbicides, HIV/AIDS Education, Nutrition Programs, Adviser Says

...Kenya and South Africa as part of a two-week visit to Africa said he wants to increase the proportion of HIV/AIDS funding for nutrition for HIV-positive people, as well as increase support for HIV/AIDS education and outreach campaigns and the... Read more »
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Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive. I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor Read more »

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

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »

HIV Positive -What to Expect?

Posted by DC_Diver, 4 Replies
... What should we expect? How (and why) should we live differently, other than safe sex? He likes to drink, enjoys eating unhealthy foods, rarely goes to the gym... why change that, other than the general principal of good health? Is it... Read more »

Me Again I another question

Posted by endlsskys, 2 Replies
...please tell me if I am leaving anything out. I know I am but I cant think of any more questions. Thanks J How do I find a good Nutritionist who will help me decide what to eat and what not to eat for my HIV status? I need help with medical,... Read more »