The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Oral Contraceptives Deficiency In Which Vitamin

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:

Studies Highlight Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors in People With HIV

At the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010), a noteworthy oral poster discussion entitled "Shining Light on Vitamin D Deficiency " showcased six studies that tried to identify risk factors that made HIV-positive people more susceptible to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patterns of Oral Contraceptive Pill-Taking and Condom Use Among Adolescent Contraceptive Pill Users

The authors of this study sought to describe daily adherence patterns of youth oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use, to analyze OCP protection on an event level basis, and to examine pill-taking and condom use during method transitions. Females ages... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Vitamin D Deficiency

Low levels of vitamin D are common among HIV positive people around the world, according to a set of studies presented at CROI. Vitamin D deficiency promotes bone loss -- a concern for people with HIV, who are already at higher risk than the general... Read more »
Ask the Experts

vitamin d deficiency

Can a vitamin d deficiency cause a false negative?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No, I have never heard of such a thing and I have many patients who have HIV and are also vitamin d deficient. Take care,LHW... Read more »

Vitamin D deficiency in HV+ folks on meds

I was just informed that my vitamin D levels are quite low, under 5. I've been put on 50,000 iu's once a week for 8 weeks, but this has happened before. I always take a 400 iu vit D daily.Was just curious, any correlation between this and...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
JBIt seems that we are not metabolizing Vitamin D very well. The hypothesis right now is that probably NNRTIs affect the way the liver processes Vitamin D for use in the body and tenofovir may affect Vitamin D conversion into its active metabolite... Read more »

Vitamin deficiency.

Hello!I would very much like to know that if a HIV+ patient asks their doctor to check to see if they are deficient in any vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants - if that can be done (at the doctors request) via the labs in Hospitals. This...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes, there are many different types of micronutrient tests . However, some insurance companies may refuse to pay for them unless your doctor writes a good letter of justification.One of the tests that I like the mosts is Spectracell's FIA... Read more »

Testing For Vitamins and Minerals Deficiencies

I understand that such testing is possible and desirable in people with HIV and I intend to talk to my doctor about it in a couple of weeks. I do not know anything about how such testing is done or whether it has a specific name. Does the doctor...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
This is certainly not a routine test battery that we order in HIV infected people. In most cases, we are looking for something very specific (like iron deficiency anemia). In almost all HIV infected people who eat a normal diet, and/or take a... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
im having this problem that resembles a vitamin deficiency,the problem im having is a sore burning tongue and most recently erection diffuculties,im a 51 yr old white male,my question is,,,,has anyone ever heard of these being symptoms due to hiv... Read more »

Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

Posted by Anonymous
Job Listing: Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing

The Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing Programme is widely considered
to be one of the most successful of its kind in the world. The programme
has achieved national coverage and currently... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
you all asked me about my exposure, well it was about 2 years ago and it was a bisexual one with another male, we had oral sex together and i cum but he never did ,it was a one time experience, im married and just wanted to try it one time,that was... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i went to my regular physician for a tongue condition,he said it looked like possibly some type of vitamin deficiency, he did a cbc blood count and an iron deficiency check ,still waiting for results,my question is would or could this be a... Read more »