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Proper Nutrition And Immune Function When Living With HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...substances in the blood, low albumin levels can cause incorrect low results for other laboratory tests, especially calcium or testosterone. Globulin (also called immunoglobulin) measures the protein in antibodies produced by the immune system. HIV infection causes an abnormally high level of globulin. Levels are usually reported for five types of globulin: IgG, IgA, IgD, IgE and IgM. Sedimentation Rate (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) or...
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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 of body...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fat-soluble vitamins. Opportunistic infections: Various bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections can interfere with proper nutrition. Malignancies (cancers) and mycobacterial illnesses such as tuberculosis are often characterized by... Read more »

Immune System Enhancement

Hello Bob, I'd like to start by appreciating the immense hope you're rendering to all HIV+ patients and their close ones. My younger sister has been diagnosed HIV+ earlier this month and she has a current CD4 count of 665. Here in Cameroon, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fat-soluble vitamins. Opportunistic infections: Various bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections can interfere with proper nutrition. Malignancies (cancers) and mycobacterial illnesses such as tuberculosis are often characterized by... Read more »

what is defined as proper nutrition?

i have had hiv since 07/29/08 my viral load is 168,870 my cd4 is 513 and my cd8 is 1315. i have 8.5% body fat as of 02/2007 and i dont work out or exercise except maybe with walking an average of 4 miles a day. my nutrition sucks, because i crave...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Helpline at 1-800-822-7422Dr Rick Loftus and Dr Howard Grossman are great at treating HIV comprehensively with medications, proper nutrition and hormonal balance, so give them a try. They are listed.Nelson 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
...fat-soluble vitamins. Opportunistic infections: Various bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections can interfere with proper nutrition. Malignancies (cancers) and mycobacterial illnesses such as tuberculosis are often characterized by... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawi's President Says Antiretroviral Drugs, Proper Nutrition Must Be Used Together to Fight HIV/AIDS

... Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika on Monday said that "boosting th[e] nutritional capacities" of HIV-positive Malawians should go "hand in hand" with providing low-cost antiretroviral drugs to effectively curb the country's HIV Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Nutrition in the HIV Positive Woman

...Proper nutrition plays an important role in overall health care. For the HIV-infected woman, adequate nutrition is critical, and efforts must Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...This article was originally written in February 2005. Table of Contents What is Immune Reconstitution? How does HIV Damage the Immune System? Monitoring the Health of the Immune System Using HIV Drugs to Restore Immune Function... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

... Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System Footnotes Introduction The immune system is made up of cells and organs that Read more »
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The way we address HIV is cause for concern

Posted by bradford
...effects and benefits! Antiretroviral medications deplete many of the micronutrients necessary to keep the body healthy. Without proper nutrition how can anyone be expected to combat HIV or combat the side effects of the HIV/AIDS treatments?... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...My neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse Singer, has been warning since the mid 1990's that HIV's effect on the brain and nervous systems was a ticking timebomb. The meds never completely eradicate the virus from the body Read more »

Suppressed immune system

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I was just wondering what types of things suppress your immune system, which I know can delay your HIV test from coming up positive? Read more »