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Is Zinc Deficiency An HIV Sign

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Systemic Candidiasis

...Candida outbreaks occur when CD4+ cell counts are very low (below 100). In people with weak immune systems, candidiasis can recur and be difficult to treat. Factors including diabetes, pregnancy, iron, folate, and vitamin B12 or zinc deficiency, and use of antihistamines can increase the risk of Candida infections. Things that may weaken the immune system -- from chemotherapy to stress and depression -- can also cause or worsen...
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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
...helps to produce testosterone and preserves sexual function, both of which can often be a concern for men living with HIV.What Zinc Deficiency Can Cause: diarrhea, immune system damagePeople at Higher Risk for Zinc Deficiency: heavy alcohol... 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
...even more confusing. Zinc, for instance, has been studied in HIV/AIDS patients and the results have been conflicting. Certainly zinc deficiency has been linked to impaired immune function. However, some studies of zinc supplementation have been... Read more »

Vitamin skepticism

There has been some media attention in recent months on studies that purportedly showed that taking a multivitamin (or multivitamin plus B-complex plus vitamin C) could actually do more harm than good.This seems to turn everything I know about HIV...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...defficiencies in many nutrients (selenium, carnitine, B-12, etc). Having said that, I still believe that antioxidants may help anyone, HIV+ or negative. One of the problems in the vitamin field is that there are very few standard tests to... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...supplementation in HIV-1-seropositive women should be considered in relation to the potential for increased infectivity." Zinc Zinc deficiency has been linked to impaired immune function and supplementation has been suggested as a treatment for... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological complications of HIV/AIDS. Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS : Retrieved October 2006from ... Read more »
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...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

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...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

STRESS: causes everything

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...estrogen content. Other factors that may stimulate Candida growth include: diabetes, pregnancy, iron, folate, vitamin B12 or zinc deficiency and using antihistamines. Factors that may weaken the immune system -- from cancer chemotherapy to stress... Read more »