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Probiotics And Hiv

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Probiotics & HIV Medicatons?

I seem to go back and forth between constipation and IBS, even before I was HIV+ and on medications. Now it seems even worse. I have tried Metamucil for regularity and it does help but it's hard to regulate the effective dosage daily and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Not much published research. I have had numerous patients try various probiotic products on regimens similar to yours. I have not observed nor would I generally suspect a major problem (inform your HIV doc so that he/she can monitor). The hoped... Read more »

Are probiotic and prebiotic supplements safe for the HIV infected person?

Recently I read that probiotic and prebiotic supplements can help reduce inflammation in the HIV... Read more »

Is Probiotics Safe for people living with HIV?

Hello Dr. Young, Recently I read that probiotic supplements can help reduce inflammation. I also... Read more »
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A "Cultured" Response to HIV: Probiotics in Yogurt Could Hold Keys to Optimal Gut Health in HIVers

Yogurt may be a delicious snack for many people, and can be a healthy alternative to most pastries or potato chips. But can it also raise CD4 counts and protect against some HIV-related infections? Maybe so, say some researchers. A recent article in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pre- and Probiotics Could Help HIV Patients, Suggests New Research

Researchers believe that supplementation with prebiotics and probiotics can help lower the risk of infection and inflammation for HIV patients taking antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). Jason Brenchley, of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Probiotic/Prebiotic Supplement Combination Shows Benefits in SIV-Infected Pigtailed Macaques

Over the years, a number of small studies have been publishedsuggesting that there might be benefits associated with probiotic and/orprebiotic supplementation in people with HIV infection. Probiotics typicallycomprise live microbes that play a key... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Knowing About Side Effects Can Help Women and Side Effects Milder Side Effects More Serious Side Effects Other Possible Side Effects Side Effects or Toxicities During Pregnancy Taking... Read more »
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Diarrhea/HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I live in Los Angeles and has HIV since 1982, I've had diarrhea for three weeks and got on a vitamin supplement with herbs, probiotics,colon cleanser, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidents and enzymes. My diarrhea went away in one and a half days and I... Read more »

living with HIV is a complex disease

Posted by POZGAL44, 1 Reply
Well this time last year when i got my physical for the year and had my pap smase done the results of it was i had an yeast infected and so this year it`s the same thing again with me another yeast infected so now i`am taking metronidazole 500mg one... Read more »

VL decreasing w/out meds

Posted by mscaramelle, 1 Reply
Hi All....I was diagnosed as HIV+ in Feb of this year. My first test in April showed VL of 1100, 1 month later - 2600, so 6 months later in November, I expected to see the numbers to keep doubling or at least increasing...however, my VL is 570. I... Read more »

Stopping Therapy for Mycobaterium Avium Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Within the past month and a half, my partner has become sick. He has consistantly [consisted] tested negative for HIV. He has been diagnosed with a mycobacterium avium infection in his bone marrow. Unfortunately the treatment looks pretty harsh from... Read more »