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Staying healthy

I have just got my first set of blood work back and the results were pretty good cd4 is 680 and viral load is 16,000.I got another set taken yesterday. I was wondering if there is a holistic way to keep my viral load down and cd4 up. I take a multi...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
We have a general understanding of the means by which HIV leads to the progressive depletion of the immune system. There is a triad of intrinsic viral factors, genetically determined immune functionalities, and environmental issues that are present... Read more »

HIV and blood-test results- Any health tips to stay healthy?

Dear Dr.Vergel,Im 37. Ive been HIV positive since April 2007, so far not on meds, but my latest CD4 count and a regular blood test results showed that something is going on?! CD4 count fell from 640(34%) in February, to 395 (30%) in June. Some other...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Talk to your doctor about running another CD4 cells test again to ensure that your dip was just not an isolated event. If your CD4 cells are 500 or below, talk to your doctor about your treatment options. I am not sure in which country you live,... Read more »

Staying healthy

I have just got my first set of blood work back and the results were pretty good cd4 is 680 and viral load is 16,000.I got another set taken yesterday. I was wondering if there is a holistic way to keep my viral load down and cd4 up. I take a multi...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I can't say there is convincing strong evidence that anything above what you are doing now will be helpful. Becoming knowledgeable about HIV, safe sex, and getting a good HIV provider are useful practices. A general guide to alternative... Read more »

staying healthy

Hello.I am 38 years old male and I have been recently diagnosed with HIV (July 19). I took the blood test twice over the last 2 weeks. The first one showed my CD4 was 640 and my VL less than 400. The second one the following week shoed my CD4 cound...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
I would not do anything different. But I would definitely seek some counseling, support groups, etc that help you deal with the diagnosis and lower your stress. It seems to me that you are already taking care of yourself very well. Just keep... Read more »
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i am living with hiv and have been fairly healthy.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am living with HIV/AIDS and have been fairly healthy for nine
years. I have been on many medications from AZT to Crixivan and
had severe side effects from disorientation, fatigue, digestive
problems, a brain hemorrhage and developing breast tumors... Read more »

2 steps back (emotionally)

Posted by ai77, 4 Replies
Hi all. Just want to warn you that if you're feeling kind of down, you might not want to read on. I have to release some of my frustration and fear, don't really have anywhere else I feel comfortable doing it.

Today one of my nurses called and... Read more »

Staying in faith and prayer-my brother is HIV+

Posted by BlessMyBrother, 2 Replies
So grateful to discover this resource and am hoping to find support and be supportive. My brother was diagnosed + in March and he told me in April. Since that day, my life has not been the same. I love my brother more than anything in the world. We... Read more »

Staying strong

Posted by uncertain, 5 Replies
Can someone please help me get a better outlook on my newly diagnosed HIV? Read more »