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Hiv And Grapefruit

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Grapefruit and Meds for HIV

I'm taken Combivir and Sustiva for HIV. Is it ok to eat Grapefruit?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is considered OK to consume grapefruit and Sustiva. Grapefruit can increase the rate of liver clearance of protease inhibitors (and other drugs like statins)so the general recommendation to to avoid grapefruit or minimize grapefruit consumption... Read more »

Grapefruit seed extract and HIV meds

Came across an article in POZ about using grapefruit seed extract in a nasal rinse to combat... Read more »

grapefruit and hiv meds

Can grapefruit influence or alter the affect of Truvada or Isentress? Thanks... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Grapefruit Seed

Grapefruit seed extract is made by crushing and grinding the seeds of grapefruits. It's a very acidic liquid with a bitter taste. This extract is used commercially to sterilize some foods for animals and to disinfect surfaces in hospitals. When sold... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Patients receiving palliative care for HIV disease have the potential for numerous drug interactions, given the complex drug regimens used to treat both early as well as advancing HIV disease. It is estimated that at any point, up to... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Positive Life: An Interview With Gary

Table of Contents HIV Diagnosis Disclosure in Work and Family Life Dating and Loss of Libido After Prostate Cancer Connecting to Care for Prostate Cancer and HIV Keeping Healthy, Following New Paths Turning 60: Aging With HIV ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV Treatment Series: Early Intervention for Metabolic Complications of HIV

Today HIV management in the developed world is not just about clobbering the virus. It's about whole health and improved quality of life. Simpler medication regimens and symptom management are not the only priorities. HIV treatment now includes... Read more »
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What NOT to take with Meds

Posted by riverprincess, 7 Replies
We always hear about to do for our health but how many know what not to do during treatment. I don't mean the obvious stuff such as sex and drugs , but things like grapefruit juice. Did you know that it is a BIG NO NO when taking medications. How... Read more »

A New Conspiracy Theory! Check it out.........

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok, thebody uses google for a search engine for their site. AND if you put in any type of HIV symptom into google.com you get multiple results for thebody.com. so google is getting paid some mad cash to direct people to the body so they can make... Read more »

Does anyone feel good on meds??

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I found out I was HIV pos last year. Doing well, feeling great, normal CD4 and percentages and VL less than 1500 on three tests. No meds needed yet per my HIV doc.
Reading the posts here and letters to the experts it seems everyone is having problems... Read more »

AIDS project--anyone willing to help?!

Posted by grapefruit, 4 Replies
Hello everyone,

I'm a university student and taking a course in understanding HIV, and my final project is to interview someone with AIDS. I did happen to find 2 people in my area, but an interview with them couldn't work out. So i've come here!

I... Read more »