The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Flaxseed For Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts


Hello, recently I was told by a fellow gym-goer that flaxseed is a great supplement to take for a variety of reasons. The reason that peaked my interest was that it can help remedy joint (shoulder in my case) problems. I have some lipodystrophy and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Flaxseed may be helpful in lowering some lipid levels. I have not seen much published on its use in HIV-related lipid elevations in regards to efficacy and safety. I am not aware of a good study demonstrating a benefit with safey for joint or... Read more »

benefit of flaxseed

Can you safely take flaxseed with the medication you take for AIDS?Thanks, Anne... Read more »

omega-3 fish oil and flaxseed with diet and meds

I have borderline high cholesterol, my good HDL is 47, and LDL 125,TRIGLYCERIDE 171 , and i take... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Exercise: The Best Therapy for Managing Side Effects

There are many benefits of exercise in HIV disease. Besides the evident improved self-image, energy level, and mental outlook, several research studies performed with HIV-positive people have found the following clinical benefits in body composition... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Just the Flax, Please

Just leave it to me to overwhelm you with information on yet another dietary supplement that might have benefits for people living with HIV. But wouldn't it be great if there were a legitimate supplement that has been shown to decrease your risk for... Read more »
Positively Aware

Fighting the Fire: HIV and Chronic Inflammation

Your immune system on overdrive, and that can wear down vital body systems over time. -- Nelson Vergel, 55 HIV treatment activist Diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 Nelson Vergel (Illustration: A.E. Kieren) Both HIV and aging can cause... Read more »

Why Nutrition Matters in HIV Patient Care

Nutrition has been referred to as one of the great "black boxes" that remain in HIV patient management. Long overshadowed by dramatic advances in antiretroviral therapy and more medicine-oriented approaches to disease management, we frequently... Read more »
Connect With Others

Macular Rash inside mouth? Please respond.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had one red spot on the hard palate of my mouth and one on my shoulder that only last a day or two. Could this be a sign of macular rash associated with HIV acute reaction? I am concerned since I came across pictures of rash's on the web... Read more »