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Melatonin Benefits And Hiv

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I have recently been diagnosed as HIV+ and am currently taking Atripla. I am experiencing some sleep problems. Would taking melatonin help or does will it react with the medication?ThanksCharlie...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Melatonin (often 3 mg dose) variably helps some patients sleep better. Should be OK to use with efavirenz (in Atripla)-I have some pxs who have taken melatonin with Atripla with no side effects but uncertain benefit. KH... Read more »

are there any negative interaction between hiv meds and melatonin?

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Melatonin and HIV testing results?? Hormones??

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Unconventional Therapies

DNCB Melatonin Oxygen Therapies Most of the therapies in the first two sections of this guide have roots in ancient systems of healing that were developed in a variety of cultures over hundreds and, in some cases, thousands of years. The... Read more »
The Well Project

Public Benefits and HIV

Table of Contents Introduction What Are Benefits? Income Benefits Health Benefits Taking Care of Yourself Introduction One of the most stressful problems faced by people living with HIV (HIV+) istrying to support themselves and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Thai Vaccine Trial Shows Minimal Benefit

The ALVAC/AIDSVAX prime-boost combination HIV vaccine demonstrated a small and only marginally significant protective effect in the Phase III RV144 clinical trial in Thailand. While detailed data did not live up to the initial hype, some researchers... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Exercise: The Best Therapy for Managing Side Effects

There are many benefits of exercise in HIV disease. Besides the evident improved self-image, energy level, and mental outlook, several research studies performed with HIV-positive people have found the following clinical benefits in body composition... Read more »
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melatonin use

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This is a great site! I was wondering if taking melatonin (for sleep) is OK for poz individuals? I ordered a bottle but when it arrived the label said do not use if you have auto-immune disease! Anybody know about this?? Thanx and keep up the great... Read more »

Benefits of HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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Benefits for Poz Vets

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me the benefits provided to HIV positive Veterans? Ikeep hearing that it all depends on when you contracted it, but I at least want to know what they are. Government web sites are not very helpful in explaining. Thanks alot!

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Benefits of Vitamins

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone out there who takes vitamins regularly and has HIV? Which do you take and has there been any proof of its benefits?

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