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Fish Oil And Aids

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diabetes triglycerides and fish oil supplements.

Dear Doc, I just read in AIDS MEDS newsletter that Fish Oil lowers triglycides in people with HIV. My t-cells are around 347 and I am undecticable. I am a 52 year old male living with HIV for 11 years now on meds, Atripla, Glucophage 500 2x a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It sounds like you are taking excellent care of yourself. While the 'target' triglyceride goal is 150 or below, 195 is pretty darn close and I, even as one of the people who conducted the studies of fish oil in HIV, would not feel... Read more »

Triglycerides and fish oil

This is more of a helpful hint to others then a question: After being on HIV meds for 2 1/2 years,... Read more »

Niacin & Fish Oil amounts to take

I have written before but have gotten no response.Here is the problem.I've been HIV+ since... Read more »
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AIDS Art: Patrick Webb

"Lamentation of Punchinello" 76" x 56", oil on linen, 1992   "By Punchinello's Bed" 76" x 56", oil on linen, 1992 ". . . While [artist Patrick] Webb was working on the Punchinello cycle, his lover of 14 years died, unexpectedly,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex-for-Fish Practice in Kenyan Fishing Communities Contributing to Spread of HIV

A practice within some Kenyan fishing communities in which young female fish sellers develop sexual relationships with fishermen and middlemen in exchange for fish is exposing a new generation to HIV, IRIN/ PlusNews reports. According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

East African Standard Examines How Female Fish Sellers in Kenya Engage in Sex to Secure Fish, Risk Contracting HIV

Kenya's East African Standard on Saturday examined how hundreds of women in the country who live along Lake Victoria put themselves at risk of contracting HIV by engaging in sex with fishermen in exchange for fish to sell. According to Judy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Threatens to Wipe Out Ugandan Fishing Communities: Survey

HIV/AIDS threatens to wipe out entire fishing communities in Uganda, warned a new survey conducted by Uganda's agricultural ministry and the national HIV/AIDS commission. In addition to the human toll, the disease could affect food security by... Read more »
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Coconut Oil

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Have any of you heard about virgin coconut oil. I was reading a book on it because I'm taking it for another issue and I found mention of it actually being used in Hiv / Aids Research. This book says that it is able to slow down the progression and... Read more »

Virgin Coconut Oil

Posted by garcia, 2 Replies
Hi all,

Stumbled across some new and promising developments on the subject of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) which my father put me on to.
Being the skeptic that I am, I'm not about to jump onto any bandwagons, but I thought it might be an idea to spread... Read more »

SNAKE OIL "CURE ALL" SALESMEN ARE BACK - BEWARE!

Posted by thedingoman
I DO NOT WISH TO ENGAGE IN ANY ONLINE DEBATES ABOUT THIS OLD "CURE/REMEDY" THAT HAS RECENTLY RESURFACED. Im posting this for those who are newly infected. Im seeing the snake oil salesmen coming back through various groups and other forums on the... Read more »

For Anon One, oil and condoms

Posted by jambo, 1 Reply
Anon One

your response to my earlier post was reassuring, but i am now coming across a number of experts saying that oil causes microscopic tears and holes in condoms, which are not visible to the eye.

what should i make of this.
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