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Hiv And High Dose Vitamin C

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AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...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, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), and Vitamin C. Magnesium and Zinc What About Other Supplements? In addition to vitamins and minerals, some nutritionists suggest that people with HIV take supplements of other nutrients: Acidophilus , a bacterium...
Ask the Experts

AIDS and Vitamin C

I carefully researched the use of high doses of sodium ascorbate-vitamin C will help pro long life for AIDS patients and preventing/curing other oppurtunistic infections.try to check one of the articles :...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is no study that has demonstrated a clinical benefit from high dose vitamin C on HIV infection. Many patients in the pre-HAART era took high dose vitamin C without observable clinical benefit. Use of medications Read more »

Vitamin C and its effects

Hi,I would like to inquire about the intake of the daily supplement of Vitamin C and its effect on the HIV virus.Recently, I read an article from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center entitled "High Levels of Vitamin C Prove Toxic to HIV"....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have been written by dinosaurs in the Mesozoic era. They really are not all that relevant to HIV treatment circa 2010!As for vitamin C, sure, high enough levels may be toxic to HIV. Extremely high levels of almost anything may be toxic to HIV,... Read more »

Immune Supporting Vitamins

I was just diagnosed three days ago and I'm freaking out a little but focused on doing everything I can to live a long time from now. Some of my initial thoughts are to take Echanasia(spelt wrong) and Vitamin C to support the immune system. I've...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Echinacea can be immune suppressive. Vitamin C can cause diarrhea at high doses. Airborne has been shown not to work at decreasing incidence of duration of colds. Do not Read more »

Selenium-Brazil Nut

Doc,the question is this,how many nut can we consume a day to avoid causing toxis situations to the body,I read that two(2) brazil nut(with shell) is ok to produce 200mcg the body needed daily,one is 100mcg,we dont have such in europe cos of EU...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Some forms of injectable B12 can damage your eyes if you have a rare genetic condition called Lerber's hereditary optic atrophy.Vitamin C is one of the most important antioxidants. It is very effective at cleaning up molecules that damage cells... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Antioxidants May Still Have a Role in HIV Treatment

...for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA) recently canceled oft-delayed plans to conduct a sorely needed major trial looking at vitamin C supplements. (Beta-carotene was also supposed to be part of the trial at one point, but that aspect of the study... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...fats), deep-fried foods, and fatty meats Be Cautious With Supplements Take a multivitamin with antioxidants Do not take high doses of vitamin A or carotenoids (beta-carotene) if you have liver disease Avoid high levels of iron Herbal... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is not a sign... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme... Read more »
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Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
...i took acyclovir starting at first test.. so from five weeks on... was also taking lots of vitamins and stuff like lysine, vitamin c, garlic, oil of oregano, olive leaf extract... i know its a lot of sh*t to put in ur body.. but nothing seemed... Read more »

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 »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »