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How Much Protein Should An Hiv Person Eat

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what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all,

I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me?

And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »

Red Grapes, Protein Supplements & Noni Juice

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 3 Replies
Recently, a guy who's been infected for almost four years and is healthy as an ox gave me this advice: "...pay attention to things that can boost your immune system..such as red grapes, Noni juice, protein supplements, etc."

Is there any truth to... Read more »

Advice on eating please.

Posted by Billy_G, 9 Replies
My partner has full blown AIDS and is going trough a very tough time at the moment. He's been diagnosed with MAS as well and had to undergo an operation recently leaving him very weak and EXTREMELY wasted away. Our Dr also changed his cocktail and... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »

New to HIV. A Few (personal) Questions.

Posted by StillSearching, 2 Replies
After getting incredibly sick and landing in the hospital I was diagnosed with HIV last month. I simply couldn't believe the doctors when they told me I could still live a normal life and that I didn't need to worry. But the more I researched,... Read more »
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How much dietary protein?

Hi Doctor Frascino:How much dietary protein does a 62 year old man need? I was diagnosed HIV+ in Sept 06, take Kaletra and Truvada. Labs are great, been undetectable since January 07, but I have lost weight, from 160 to 144. My doctor said to use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Carl,A 16-pound weight loss in a 160-pound guy is 10%. That can be considered a significant weight loss if it occurred without cause or a purposeful attempt to lose weight. I don't know how tall you are, so I can't advise you whether... Read more »

what to eat and what not to eat

I am from Cameroon and have been diagnosed HIV Positive with a CD4 of 379 of late, and not taking any HIV treatment drugs. What are the things i should eat so as to keeps my CD4 up and if I get fatigue what are the drugs i should take for first aid ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Regarding nutrition, see below. As for fatigue, that depends on the cause of the HIV-associated fatigue. Check out the archives for a thorough discussion of the potential causes and treatments of HIV-associated fatigue. You should also review the... Read more »

hepA/B and HIV protein markers

Question: Dear Dr. I have read and heard that a certain percentage of people who get hepB and/or hepA and have produced the hepB antibodies can cause the elisa and/or western blot test to give false hiv positive HIV antibody tests. is any of this...
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
Those viral infections remain on the list of things that can cause false positive tests. With newer fourth generation antibody tests using recombinant DNA technology, these kinds of reactions are unlikely. MH... Read more »

HIV Tat Protein Part II

Thank you Doctor Henry for posting my alert which has hit home personally. I had a question buried in the verbose previous post, as to how effecient, Sustiva is by itself, taking out the HIV lurking behind the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for posting that concern. There remains unclear data as to whether HIV meds than penetrate well into brain clearly provide a clinical benefit regarding brain function compared to otherwise effective HIV drugs that don't penetrate as... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Controls Production of Protein That Blocks HIV From Entering Cells; People With Extra Copies Protected, Study Says

Individuals who have extra copies of a gene that produces a specific protein are less likely to contract HIV or develop AIDS than people from the same ancestry who do not have extra copies of the gene, according to a study published in the Jan. 6... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A 'Planting and Eating Soybean' Project for People Living With HIV/AIDS in Rural Anhui -- A Pilot Study in China

Rural Anhui, China, is marked by a large number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) who are poor and lack protein in their diet. The goal of the study project was to increase soybean protein in the diet of PLWHAs in this resource-limited... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Angolan Government Concerned at HIV Rate Among Returning Refugees

A UN High Commissioner for Refugees official said Thursday the Angolan government has expressed concern that refugees returning home from exile may escalate HIV infections. Kallu Kalumiya, the UNHCR coordinator of the Angolan refugees repatriation,... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Nutrition and Immunity: You Are What You Eat

People with HIV often take micronutrient supplements, but the research has not yet proven what the most useful dosages are for these individuals. Certain nutrients may directly influence the immune system's ability to fight infection. For example,... Read more »