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Folic Acid And Aids

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...left untreated, anemia is strongly associated with HIV disease progression and an increased risk of 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 nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections...
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Can Vitamins Help?

I have been HIV positive for 6 years now and not on ART yet,my CD4 count is 241,i only take Vitamins C 1,000 - 1,500 mg,Vit E Omega Oil,Cod liver oil,Folic Acid 400mg,Evening Primrose and Selinum Immunace,these drugs have boosted my immunity,should...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...but what I can say is that your current CD4 count is in a range that places you at increasing risk of having life-threatening HIV/AIDS complications.If I were you, I'd save the money spent on vitamins (except maybe for a standard multivitamin and... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob,I am a 26yr old lad from N.Ireland i have been HIV+ a year now. I use to live in Spain where i contacted HIV and my dreams that i had where shattered. I have a loving spanish partner who is Neg and gave up everything to be with me and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-related conditions, such as opportunistic infections (MAC, TB, parvovirus B19, etc.), poor absorption of vitamin B12 and/or folic acid and even hormonal imbalances. To top that off, even your own immune system could mistake red blood cells... Read more »

Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements

Hi Dr. Bob,First off I must say that just reading your replies have given me alot of strength to go forward with life. I'm newly diagnosed as of last week. My CD4 count was found to be 56. i don't know my viral load. I have to go next week for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatable causes of your anemia can be determined, treatment would include HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) to inhibit HIV viral replication, thereby allowing immune reconstitution (increased CD4) and hopefully correction of your... Read more »

Weaking up to numbness

Hello & thanks for your great job!For the last few months I wake up in the middle of the night due to the numbness in my hands, once I wake up and start moving my hands it goes away, kind of when your leg goes to sleep and after you move it it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...AIDS A3 probably refers to the CDC HIV Classification system. A3 means either asymptomatic or acute HIV infection with CD4 count at some point < 200 cells/mm3. Usually Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...B Vitamins: Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), and Folate (Folic Acid). Antioxidants , including beta-carotene (the body breaks down beta-carotene to make Vitamin A), selenium,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...groups. What Causes Anemia? The bone marrow produces red blood cells. This process requires iron, the vitamins B 12 and folic acid (or folate). Erythropoietin (EPO) stimulates the production of red blood cells. EPO is a hormone made by the... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...(prenatal vitamins are different from regular multivitamins; make sure you get the right one) taking 1 to 5 milligrams of folic acid once a day for one to three months before getting pregnant and during your pregnancy getting 1,500... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

I tested positive

Posted by urnotalone, 1 Reply
...Two months ago I decided to get checked for HIV/AIDS because of of past promiscuous behavior. I have been monogamous for a little over a year now. My story is a spiritual 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 »