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Should I Take Folic Acid If I Have Hiv

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folate

Hi! Is folate the same as folic acid, and should an HIV+ female get more than the normal recommendation?? thanks.
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Basically yes and yes. Folate is particularly important to avoid birth defects and you should take some! You are welcome! DTD Read more »

Diet for pregnant woman with HIV

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Deficiencies with Pregnancy

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...death. What Causes Anemia? There are many possible causes of anemia, including: A shortage of the B vitamins: B12 and folic acid (folate) A shortage of iron, which is most commonly due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...B Vitamins: Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), and Folate (Folic Acid). Antioxidants , including beta-carotene (the body breaks down beta-carotene to make Vitamin A), selenium,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Anemia

...groups. What Causes Anemia? The bone marrow produces red blood cells. This process requires iron, the vitamins B 12 and folic acid (or folate). Erythropoietin (EPO) stimulates the production of red blood cells. EPO is a hormone made by the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are large and pale. This is caused by a shortage of folic acid. While the MCV measures the average size of red blood cells, the RDW (Red Blood Cell Distribution Width) ... Read more »
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