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Is Zinc Deficiency A Sign That You Are Getting HIV

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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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nutrition can be a confusing topic, particularly when broken down to the level of vitamin, mineral and micronutrient components. As it turns out, not having enough (a deficiency) can lead to problems. However, over-supplementing can lead to... Read more »

Iron deficiency and HIV

Dear Dr. BOB, I wrote to you earlier (2months ago) concerning my HIV exposure (Oral sex, frottage+ precum + fingering) (Im the Middle East guy if you remember me), I got tested negative for HIV (by ELISA) and other STDs after 2 months of my last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Responding directly to your six specific questions:1.No.2.The guidelines recommend testing at the three-month mark. For a variety of reasons that I've discussed multiple times in this forum I agree with these guidelines (see below).3.If... Read more »

IGG-subclass deficiency & HIV risk

Dr Bob,I tried to ask a question about a year ago or longer.. Well, I didn't try.. I did ask... But never got an answer... I am freaking out here in Vietnam and need your help.. After using your site as my number one source of ingormation for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Francisco,Actually your question was asked only 24 hours ago and it was indeed answered. (See below.) However, I have no doubt you are indeed "freaking out in Vietnam." That's why I suggested you consult a psychiatrist. They are... Read more »

zinc isotopes

Dear Expert;I have been reading about the need the HIV virus has for zinc. Has there been any investigations, or any considerations given to using the various forms of zinc including, but not limited to radioactive and other isotopes to treat the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your provocative post.Zinc is an essential element, not just for HIV, but also for human cells. Consequently, zinc would not be a very selective anti-viral.BY... Read more »
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Been over a year! Could I be getting signs now?

Posted by scared1305, 4 Replies
Hi, I had a risky experience over a year ago and after thirty days went and got checked and got negative results! But was not told to come back and get tested. I abstained from my partner until my results because I thought I was Okay! Now I have... Read more »

Zinc Supplements?

Posted by bartleby, 5 Replies
"I read that taking zinc has been proven to make the common cold last for a shorter time. Have you heard about this? What else does zinc do? Is zinc good for the immune systems of HIV-positive people?"
nelson vergel's response

personally, i like zinc... Read more »

DEFICIENCIES OR NOT??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i went to my regular physician for a tongue condition,he said it looked like possibly some type of vitamin deficiency, he did a cbc blood count and an iron deficiency check ,still waiting for results,my question is would or could this be a... Read more »

Early signs of Hiv Infection

Posted by greatday77, 2 Replies
I have a question that im sure alot of people want to ask, If Infected with the Hiv Virus when can you expect to have early signs/Symptoms of infection Many websites Say you would have ars 2-4 weeks after infection , Other websites say 6 weeks. Also... Read more »