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AIDS InfoNet

Other Antiretroviral Drugs in Development

... Integrase Inhibitors Maturation Inhibitors Zinc Finger Inhibitors Viral Decay Accelerator Drugs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs or non-nukes) Fact Sheet 440 : protease inhibitors Fact Sheet
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Zinc and selenium ok?

I'm on Didanosine 250mg, Retrovir 100mg, Invirase 500mg, Valtrex 1gm, and Viread 300mg. Someone suggested benefits of taking zinc and selenium. Will these have a negitive interaction with my meds?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...There is no problem taking Zinc and selenium and some studies have suggested a benefit from selenium for persons with HIV. The larger question is how did you end up on such a peculiar HIV regimen? It is like a funky post-modern multi-media... Read more »

Can Iron & Zinc supplementation increased Viral Loads?

I understand that in South Africa the Dept of Health advises against Iron & Zinc supplementation due to the concern that it causes increased Viral Loads? Are you familiar with this theory? Is there any science confirming this? I would have thought...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...iron toxicity and a whole host of medical problems.When you apply these nutritional concerns to a specific illness, such as HIV/AIDS, things get even more confusing. Zinc, for instance, has been studied in HIV/AIDS patients and the results have... Read more »

Taking too much zinc

I heard that HIV-positive people should NOT take too much zinc. I forgot why. Do you know?
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...because of the epidemiological observations that a group of HIV-positive people who took more zinc progressed more quickly to AIDS. The concern is that excessive zinc can impair immune function. In excess, zinc intake may lead to a copper... Read more »

Is Zinc Harmful?

I recently mentioned to a friend that a good quality mineral supplement should contain, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and potassium. He replied and told me that his doctor has chastized him for taking zinc as it can assist the HIV virus in it's...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...In general you are right, zinc probably can't hurt. No studies have been done, but I suspect if the virus wants zinc it will take it from the cell anyway. I Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zinc Supplements Safe, Reduce Morbidity in HIV-Positive Children, Study Says

...supplementation should be used as adjunct therapy for children with HIV-1 infection" (Moss et al., Lancet , 11/26). Other AIDS-Related Articles The Nov. 26 issue of the Lancet included several other HIV/AIDS-related articles, some of which... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...Micronutrients can be found in many foods. Healthy people might be able to get enough vitamins and minerals from their food. People with HIV or another illness need more micronutrients to help repair and heal cells. Also, many medications can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

... What Is Ciprofloxacin? Why Do People With HIV Take Cipro? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Cipro Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Cipro React With Other Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

...Anti-Inflammatory Approaches Gene Therapies NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nukes) Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside... Read more »
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Can you over do it

Posted by soimnotalone, 5 Replies
...annother question I asked "the experts" multi-vitamins I think are made with healty people in mind...should we (i am advanced aids) be doubling up on the vitamin intake--taking a one a day vitamin 2-3 times a day-- or would that cause more harm... Read more »

Cures For AIDS?

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...Hello. I was just curious, what are the odds of finding a cure for HIV/AIDS? If there is a chance, how far off are they from finding a cure? I read on a website of a medicine producing company that they Read more »

STRESS: causes everything

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the immune system prevent the fungus from causing disease. However, a damaged or weakened immune system, as can be the case in HIV disease, makes it easier for Candida to grow and cause disease. Certain drugs can alter the natural organisms in... Read more »