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Lycopene And Hiv

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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Nutrition for Health and Healing in HIV

Concerns about medication toxicities and side effects run high in the HIV community. Multiple medications are being prescribed not just for HIV infection, but also for prevention and treatment of other infections, high cholesterol and fat... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Nutrition and HIV

Good nutrition is key to a healthy lifestyle, regardless of whether one is living with HIV/AIDS. Optimal nutrition can help boost immune function, maximize the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy, reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

How to Look at Food as Medicine

Happy spring and welcome to Judi's Herb Garden. I trust that you have survived the flu season with minimal distress and are ready to embrace an emerging sense of health and well being, for spring is a time of new beginnings. From my outpost in the... Read more »
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HGH + HIV

Hi Rob:Really amazed by the way you answer the ad. You give us a lot of hope and courage to fight against this disease.I found out about my HIV status 3 months ago. My latest test result is CD4 515 VL 27000. I heard HGH will help a lot for HIV +...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mark,Human growth hormone (HGH) may help prevent or attenuate rapid weight loss that can occur with infections like HIV (HIV wasting); however, it's not a recommended agent to "boost the immune system." HGH has significant... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your excellent question. Far too many people with chronic ailments focus only on the "being sick" part, rather than the "staying well" part! A full discussion of everything I do (or try to do) to stay well is... 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
Hello,The bottom line on vitamin C and HIV is that a Vitamin C deficiency can impair some aspects of the body's immune response to all germs, including HIV. However, vitamin C deficiency is extremely rare if one eats reasonably balanced diet... 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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Window period or no window period. HIV or no HIV. A good healthy diet promotes good health! It really is just that simple. (See below.)As for which type of multivitamins you should use, I'd suggest an inexpensive one! Compare labels and get... Read more »
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swollen veins and red eyes (getting really down)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a risky encounter in october 2005 and after 2 months having what seemed to be strong ARS symtpoms, and another 5 months feeling terrible in bed, I'm now , after 10 months, starting to get out of bed. I still feel dreadful though, my glands are... Read more »