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Linking Food Security With Hiv And Nutrition

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The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

... Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know if you Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Lipids
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hiv, sleep apnea, memory loss: any link?

HIV+ for 12 yrs. Doing well on HAART: CD4 540, VL 35. On Viread, 3TC and Nevirapine. Developed apnea about 4 yrs ago. Started on CPAP Feb 2009. Began to notice memory loss last year May. Several symptoms. The most disturbing: hard at recollecting...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Cognitive problems can be seen in HIV+ persons though risk is less with higher CD4 count. Your HIV regimen should provide fair brain protection. There is generally Read more »

pre-diagnosis nutrition

Dr. Bob,If I'm currently in the "window period" for possible HIV infection, would restructuring my diet and beginning on a multivitamin as a precaution be a good idea? Which type of multivitamin would you suggest? What other methods of body...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inexpensive one! Compare labels and get a cheap brand that you can buy in bulk. Use the money you saved to buy good quality real foods!Regarding other methods of "body maintenance," you can read about healthy lifestyles in the archives. Briefly,... Read more »

Gastro link and HIV drugs

I started Keletra and Truvada two years ago. I have had problems develop slowly with diarrhoea when I eat oil-based foods, bacon sausage and well as cooking with oil. After lots of tests I find I have bile salt absorption. Is this a side effect of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am not aware of a general problem with bile salts due to Kaletra + Truvada but many patients certainly develop stomach/gut problems on that regimen which could be due to a range of issues. Taking meds with fiber, calcium supplements, judicious... Read more »

Is there a period of time where I will be feeling really fatigue and then really hungry with my medication? (NUTRITION)

Doctor Bob,I've been taking Atripla for 3 months now. I still haven't had a drug resistant test due to waiting on my insurance to retroactive back since the state is helping me pay for it. My question is, I sometimes feel really fatigue with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...clean up juices from raw meat quickly. Keep leftovers refrigerated and eat them within three days. Check the expiration date on foods. Don't buy them or eat them if they're outdated. Some germs are spread through tap water. If your public water... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: Food Security, HIV/AIDS Treatment Closely Linked

... Africa's struggle to contain HIV must include strategies to ensure that its people have enough to eat, said experts who met recently in Cape Town, South Africa, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Officials Call on HIV/AIDS Network in Botswana to Partner With Agriculture Ministry to Address Food Insecurity

... Officials at a recent seminar in Botswana's capital of Gaborone called on the Botswana Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS to partner with the Ministry of Agriculture to address food insufficiency, which hinders the country's fight against Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Vitamin D Linked to Survival in HIV

...attention: less than 30 ng/ml (75 mmol/l) -- low less than 10 ng/ml (25 nmol/l) -- deficient Observational studies in HIV- negative people suggest that less-than-normal levels of vitamin D in the blood may be linked to thin bones,... Read more »
The Body

HIV Itself Linked to Possible Heart Risk, Even Among Nonprogressors, Study Finds

...itself to, for instance, the impact of smoking cigarettes, taking certain HIV medications or eating too many high-cholesterol foods. So there's no way of knowing from these results where HIV falls on the heart-risk ladder. That being said, this... Read more »
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Link to NYT article on HIV/Ageing includes charts

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/health/06HIV.html?_r=2&em&ex=1199768400&en=4154b9c032ffd428&ei=5087 &oref=slogin&oref=slogin Read more »

HIV/AIDS site link

Posted by Anonymous
...An interesting link with some information you may not have seen before... check it out - http://www.polder.net/aids/index.htm Read more »

Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...agents didanosine, tenofovir, and efavirenz is associated with a high virological failure rate in treatment-naive patients with HIV, British investigators report. Dr. Desmond Maitland and colleagues at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London... Read more »

Links

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Anyone have any good links to sites that discuss that 3 months is conclusive (i.e. CDC, WHO, etc.)? I find conflicting info out there and thought it might Read more »