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Nutritional Deficiencies In HIV Patients

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Nutrition

Why Is Nutrition Important? Good nutrition means eating the right kinds and amounts of food. Good nutrition can be a problem for many people with HIV. In order to fight infection, the body uses energy and nutrients from food at an increased rate. Some medications can upset your stomach, and some opportunistic infections can affect the mouth or throat. This makes it difficult to eat. Also, some medications and infections cause diarrhea...
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Most popular nutritional products in HIV

NelsonWhat are the most popular vitamin/nutrition products marketed in HIV? If you have costs, that would be great. Gracias mi amigo...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
These are the ones that have some research behind them in HIV:Omega 3 fish oils- They lower triglycerides and may have other benefits like anti-inflammatory properties. 2000-3000 mg per day. It will probably run $30 per month depending on the... 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 »

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 »

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

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Without knowing much more about your particular situation, it is difficult to provide you with very specific answers. Certainly what you are experiencing is not normal and warrants a thorough evaluation. It may or may not be related to your HIV... Read more »
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GOOD NUTRITION

Posted by Anonymous
Hi!
Any HIV+/AIDS patient whom seeks good nutrition to live a better life, pls email me with GOOD NUTRITION as the subject.
enigma@webmail.co.za
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Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
Here's a short power point presentation

www.mcgill.ca/files/microimm/Sun_IHI.ppt

One of their patients who has HIV after going on HAART or ART saw there immunoglobulin levels greatly decrease indicating somehow HIV was masking their... Read more »

Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference 12/6 in Boston

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference in Boston, on December 6



The Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference is a day-long event for HIV-positive persons and front-line service providers.

It is organized by the AIDS Action Committee's HIV Health Institute.



Th... Read more »

Nutrition and HIV: Loosing rights to choose

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
Nutrition and HIV: Loosing rights to choose Dietary Supplements!


Are you aware youre loosing your rights to choose? Have you noticed your choices of natural health products for optimizing your health are disappearing?

Why? Because of legislation... Read more »