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Hiv And Vitamin D Deficiency

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The Center for AIDS

Almost Three Quarters of Adults in U.S. HIV Group Have Low Vitamin D

Nearly three quarters of HIV-positive adults in a fourcityUS study had low levels of vitamin D, which is essentialfor healthy bones and good general health. 1 Blacks and Hispanics had a higher risk of vitamin Ddeficiency than whites. Some risk... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

AIDS 2010: Researchers Moving Toward HIV/AIDS Treatments and Cures

Functional or Sterilizing Cures Elite Controllers Clinical Trials Microbicides Nutritional Therapies Vaccine Therapy Vienna, Austria -- At the XVIII International AIDS Conference, researchers discussed the need to create safer and... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

25 Things You Need to Do if You Have HIV

Table of Contents Introduction 25 Things You Need to Do if You Have HIV If you have HIV, start care as soon as possible witha health care provider or medical group that has HIV experience. With your HIV provider's help, decide when to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

low vit d

my vit d test shows 13.30 it is low and i have heard the normal is 30-70 pls tell me about my health risks...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a lot of different medical problems including bone problems and infections. It is important to understand why your level is so low and to get replacement therapy going ASAP.... Read more »

What's Holding-Up GcMAF Clinical Trials?

I've been hearing rumors of an NIH sponsored study of GcMAF in HIV+patients for many years. Given the below research, can you explain thehold-up? Thank...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I've not seen any recent presentation about Dr. Yamamoto's work on GcMAF. Indeed, I contacted him about this, but he did not offer any comment.BY... Read more »

Supplements and recent studies our Dr.s are recommending

According to the following post I have some very real concerns about supplements. A recent study stated a LARGE part of the HIV+ community are vitamin-D deficient. Would you please shed light on the appropriate supplements recommended for HIV+/AIDS...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Here's what I generally recommend about supplements. First off, try the best you can to eat a balanced, nutritious diet (this is the best "supplement" and it the least expensive and has few side effects).... Read more »

Any new studies on supplements at the Vienna International AIDS Conf?

Nelson, I am curious if anything new was published at the conference on nutrition and supplements. Thanks...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am glad you asked that question. There were a few posters and oral presentations on the use of supplements in HIV at the Vienna International AIDS Conference.Here are several:Supplementation included B-complex, Vitamins C and E, and... Read more »