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Should Someone With Hiv Take Multivitamin

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HIV medication and multivitamins

My sister is in her 2nd month of ARVs, she is on Stavir, lamividine, stocrin and cozole. She is very week, always tired and sleepy and having headaches.She is also on High Blood pressure medication. What multivitamins and immune boosters can you...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I generally recommend uses of a good standard multi-vitamin with minerals one daily is usually sufficient. Chinese herbal tea is usually OK to take with stocrin based regimens. Good nutrition Read more »

Does daily multivitamins supplyments give incorrect HIV test result?

Dear Doc,I actually tested negative both at 9 weeks and 13 weeks after exposure. But lately I read... Read more »

I am about to start atripla, and I am scared to continue taking my multi-vitamin/ multi-mineral

I am starting atripla therapy and i read that St. Johns wort is a no no. That being said, I am very... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanzania: Infants Benefit When HIV-Positive Moms Take a Multivitamin

... HIV-positive pregnant women in Tanzania who took multivitamins reduced the chances that their infants would have developmental delays, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Multivitamins May Slow Progression of HIV for Patients in Earliest Phase of Disease, Study Says

...HIV-positive women who take a multivitamin once daily are 30% less likely than those who do not take the supplements to progress to the latest stage of HIV, according to Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multivitamins Improve Weight Gain in HIV-Infected, Pregnant Women

...More than 13 million women of childbearing age are infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Infected pregnant women are at serious risk for low-birth-weight infants or preterm delivery. As HIV infection Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vitamin A Hikes HIV Loads in Breast Milk

... In two analyses of HIV-positive mothers in Tanzania, those who took vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements had significantly higher HIV loads in their breast milk than women who did not take them (P=0.02), Read more »
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Multivitamin for HIV pozzzes...

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...I read in an HIV magazine in a study of persons with HIV that those on a mega multivitamin regime had a much higher % had greater longevity and Read more »

Scared please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have been worrying for about a year and a half now that I may have been infected with HIV during oral sex encounters with my ex even though I am unaware of his status. I am really frightened of getting an HIV test as Read more »

Can you over do it

Posted by soimnotalone, 5 Replies
...annother question I asked "the experts" multi-vitamins I think are made with healty people in mind...should we (i am advanced aids) be doubling up on the vitamin intake--taking a one a day vitamin 2-3 times a day-- or would that cause more harm... Read more »

What next?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
... I am back at the gym and loosing the extra lbs from winter. But besides being physically healthy are there suppliments or vitamins or something else I should do? Seems like there is a lot of "hokus pokus" too. Anyone have some sane sensible... Read more »