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Hiv And Macrobiotics

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Diet Wise, Pound Foolish: Promoted Diets for HIV

Research on drug therapies is traditionally given a higher priority than research into nutrition due to profit potentials. Put simply, protease inhibitors generate significantly more profits than bananas. Since there are so many variations among... Read more »

The Golden Girls (and Boys): What It's Really Like to Grow Older With HIV/AIDS, Part 1

Since the invention of protease inhibitors in the late '90s, HIV has morphed from a death sentence into a chronic manageable disease. That shift means that more and more people living with HIV are going to see their golden years. That's an amazing... Read more »

Personal Perspective: Fighting for Treatment in Thailand

I was sitting in my doctor's office back in June of 1995, waiting for my test results. The doctor walked in and said, "So what disease do you think you have? Syphilis, herpes, hepatitis, or HIV?" as if it was a game show. I guessed herpes. "No! You... Read more »
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diarrhea and HIV meds

I've been struggling with IBS/loose stools for a couple weeks now. I'm slowly getting back to normal, I hope. In the interim, I've noticed my Norvir isn't being absorbed. (I'm taking Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir, CD4 is 486)...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Issue of absorption of Norvir is particularly important if your viral level is not suppressed. If continues to be suppressed I would follow while trying to make further improvements is bowel function (many approaches can be variably helpful such as... Read more »

Changing HIV meds

I discovered my HIV poz status 4 years ago. At the time, VL was 67000, CD4 of 78 and 5.6%. Have slowly improved to undetectable VL, CD4 of 350 and 25%. I take Kaletra and Epzicom once daily, and have been 100% compliant except for one missed dose...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your loose stool symptoms might be better on an alternative boosted PI regimen such as atazanavir or darunavir. Also, efavirenz or raltegravir are possiblities depending on prior treatment history/resistance status. Some patients would experience a... Read more »

Re:Re HIV and Disability

Hey Dr. Bob, no need to thank me for the last post! I'm always happy to do my part. By my calculations, you've given me way more minutes of smiles and laughter reading your columns than I've spent on the response to SSI-guy (and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Professional Whore-In-Training,Hmm . . . it seems Sybil Trelawney's crystal ball is as cloudy as ever. Sorry about the gender-bending confusion. I'm still recovering from a recent Crumble-Horned Snorkack bite and it may have affected... Read more »

Unbearable bloating with anything I eat or drink

I have been HIV positive for 29 years and AIDS for 23. All is going pretty good ; just to be here, but my stomach bloating is unbearable and I think it is leading to other problems. I take Selzentry, viramune and isentress anthing I can do for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Assessment for lactose or gluten intolerance, infections including H pylori, gall bladder or pancreatic dysfunction, other forms of malabsorption-all may be worth considering. Working on type of food intake (such as carbonated beverages) with... Read more »
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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 »