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HCV/HIV vitamins and herbs

I am currently on a drug holiday from HIV meds because my liver biopsy shows severe fibrosis scarring and I was feeling toxic and wanted a break from meds. I'm waiting to get on pegylated interferon study. Since going on holiday my t cells...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There are no vitamins that have antiviral effect. However, antioxidant ones like E and C can help reduce the damage HCV is doing to your liver. Some people also take milk thistle which can lower your liver enzymes. You should also eat well, exercise... Read more »

hiv+ and vitamins

hi,i was diagnosed in jan18th 08 of having hiv-1,caught from my partner who took ill with TB.i am... Read more »

HIV and vitamins

Hi i contracted hiv about a year ago...and im currently on atripla...my viral load is... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV, Vitamins and Supplements

Table of Contents Micronutrients and HIV Getting Enough Taking Supplements Micronutrients and HIV Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are called micronutrients. Even thoughthe body only needs small amounts, micronutrients are... Read more »
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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to Nutrition for People Living With HIV: The Big Chart of Vitamins and Minerals

The Big Chart of Vitamins and Minerals This table lists the RDA (recommended daily allowance), UL (upper tolerable limit) and experimental high dose, toxicity, function and food sources. The RDA usually includes all intake, from both food and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vitamin A Hikes HIV Loads in Breast Milk

In two analyses of HIV-positive mothers in Tanzania, those who took vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements had significantly higher HIV loads in their breast milk than women who did not take them (P=0.02), as well as a higher risk of subclinical... Read more »
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will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

Benefits of Vitamins

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone out there who takes vitamins regularly and has HIV? Which do you take and has there been any proof of its benefits?


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vitamin ????

Posted by Sunshine87, 4 Replies
hi everyone ... my brother who is HIV+ asked me to take him to the local GNC store he is looking for something to help him get the vitamins he need he is starting to keep some food down but not all... he is going to restroom alot at night and... Read more »

VITAMIN DEFICIENCY !!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
im having this problem that resembles a vitamin deficiency,the problem im having is a sore burning tongue and most recently erection diffuculties,im a 51 yr old white male,my question is,,,,has anyone ever heard of these being symptoms due to hiv... Read more »