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Is There Any Problem With Taking Vitamin D While On HIV Meds

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and can prevent HIV drugs from entering the system and fighting HIV. It's best to report these symptoms to your health care provider to determine if they are a side effect of treatment or a symptom of...
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Does Vitamin D affect hiv meds?

Hello, I have been diagnosed with osteopenia and have been advised by my doctor to take a vitamin D supplement. Does vitamin D affect my meds? I take Isentress and Truvada. I am now taking 2000 I.U of vitamin D per day. I also now take a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...as 50% of the population have low bone density. So, getting a handle on the multitude of risk factors of bone disease, like vitamin D or testosterone deficiency is important. To this end, I'm heartened to hear that your doctor has screened your... Read more »

Different Vitamins

Will I be able to take...Fish Oil, Vit B, C, D and maybe a multi vitamin with my HIV meds (Reytaz, Truvad, Norvir & SMZ-TMP DS) Which vitamins are the best for 40+ women
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...The ones you mentioned have been used for years and have been studied n HIV without any problems in those taking HIV medications.nelson Read more »

Herbes & Vitamines - Pre Hiv Meds

Let me begin by saying thank you very much for all the great work you people do - Thank you!I was diagnosed positive in January 2006 (most likely infected in September 2006 in serious car accident)I have not yet began any HIV medication. I have been...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...care of-- preventive vaccinations, diet, exercise, smoking, safe sex and drugs, etc. Make sure that you've got an experienced HIV care provider-- get periodic monitoring of your CD4 count, viral load and get a baseline HIV drug resistance test.I... Read more »

Calcium Supplements with HIV Meds

I am a treatment experienced HIV positive 45 year old male. I have recently been diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) in both hips. Although my doctor says there is really no medication that can help the AVN, I have begun taking additional...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The calcium should not be a problem but you have the potential for a major interaction with Vytorin and Norvir. Vytorin is a combination of Zocor (simvastatin) and Read more »
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The Body

Thinning Bones a Growing Problem Among People With HIV; HIV and HIV Meds Appear to Be Culprits

...prevent bone loss. (Our Exercise & HIV page is home to more tips on staying active and healthy.) Adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, in particular, appear closely related to bone health. Talk to your doctor or a nutritionist about ways... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...reverse transcriptase from completing its job. This prevents the HIV DNA strand from being formed and halts the HIV life cycle. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Stavudine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 24, 1994, for... Read more »
The Body

An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...What If You Can't Afford Supplements? What Nutrients Should You Take Supplements For? Alpha-Lipoic Acid Calcium and Vitamin D Carnitine Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10 ) Vitamin B 12 Zinc Multivitamins: The All-in-One... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Aptivus

... Common Name: tipranavir (TPV) Brand Name: Aptivus Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 250 mg capsules with two 100 mg capsules of Norvir, both twice daily. Must Read more »
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Having trouble staying med compliant

Posted by longislandfuzz, 6 Replies
...meds? Was looking to find a Med buddy/peer" that would check in to make sure that I have taken them and just to talk to about HIV and related issues, but the area where I live is pretty sparce with available people. I basically am dealing with... Read more »

Problems with HIV Science

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and scientific debate, even though many of the 700 M.D.'s and/or Ph.D.'s of The Group for the Scientific Reappraisal of the HIV/AIDS Hypothesis have published their reasons for their concern (Philpott 1999). Members of this group include current... Read more »

Several health problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have been diagnosed with Aids 2 years and a half. Since then many things have been going wrong, kidney stones,hip necrosis,skin problems,severe vertigo,etc. Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months Read more »