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Hiv And Vitamin D Deficiency

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Vitamin D deficiency

Hi Dr.I'm a 56 year old male. I'm taking Sustiva and Epzicom. CD4:700+ VL: Undect.All other labs are normal except Vit D levels and testing shows I have Osteopenia.I just got the results of my first 25-hydroxy vitamin D test. The results are 25...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You have numerous good questions for which there are no clear answers for long term management in HIV+ persons. Often higher dose of vitamin D (such as 50,000 units 2-3 times week for several months) by prescription may be necessary. Read more »

Vitamin D Refresher

I know the general population has Vitamin D deficiency and not just people with HIV. I've read and... Read more »


Dr Bob I have been dealing with this for over three years 7 doctors 8 negative antibody test 1... Read more »
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Studies Highlight Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors in People With HIV

... At the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010), a noteworthy oral poster discussion entitled " Shining Light on Vitamin D Deficiency " showcased six studies that tried to identify risk factors that made HIV-positive people more... Read more »
The Body

Frailty, Bone Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...calcium, vitamin D and several medications can help increase bone strength. But it seems that HIV-positive people also have vitamin D deficiencies that may prevent proper calcium absorption to build stronger bones. The Vitamin D Conundrum ... Read more »
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Vitamin D Deficiency More Common Among Perinatally HIV-Infected Children Than HIV-Uninfected Children

...Center there, which provides care to HIV-infected children with perinatally acquired HIV infection. My presentation was on vitamin D deficiency in children with perinatally acquired HIV infection. 1 We found that among [perinatally... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Vitamin D Deficiency

...levels of vitamin D are common among HIV positive people around the world, according to a set of studies presented at CROI. Vitamin D deficiency promotes bone loss -- a concern for people with HIV, who are already at higher risk than the general... Read more »
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Posted by help290, 1 Reply
...though all this testing is I have been very ill with crazy symptoms and every time I go to the doctor he or she will run another HIV test on me it is not my choice. He also said that I was very vitamin D deficience. So if I am infected with HIV... 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 one but 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 »

reasons doctors test

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...I was just wondering what some of the reasons doctors decide to test for hiv you know besides oral thrush like blood values (low or hight cbc hemoglobin, vitamin, testosterone deficiencies ) any input would Read more »