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Supplements Before Starting Haart

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Any suggestion on supplements for delaying the start of HAART?

Hello,My profile is:36 years old male.Average weight.Does cardiovascular work out 3 times a week.Does not smoke.Healthy.Infected 6 years ago.On medication for the first 3 years only.Now with 800 CD4 and 25.000 VL.What would you suggest as a good...
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 wish I could have a straight answer from you. There have been some reports on selenium and B-vitamin defficiency and immune dysfunction. I would take a good multivitamin like SuperNutrition easy swallow packets, 2000 mg/day of fish oils (megabrite... Read more »

Osteoporosis? Calcium Supplements & HAART Meds

Today, I had an Osteoporosis screening as part of a Healthfair here at work, and my test result was... Read more »

effects of supplements on androgel and haart

dear doctor,i am about to start my second combo since my first one eventually failed. it is... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The 8 Most Important Supplements for People on HAART

...chose an iron-free form. Follow the directions on the package; they should indicate from 3 to 6 a day with meals. Antioxidant Supplement. Rather than take additional individual antioxidants, look for a combination supplement containing at... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...osteoporosis. Many other studies have looked at standard osteoporosis treatments with bisphosphonates and calcium/vitamin D supplementation in HIV-positive patients on ARVs and have found these to be safe and effective treatments for... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...35%), Orap (pimozide), ergot derivatives (such as Cafergot, Wigraine, Methergine, and D.H.E. 45), Vfend (voriconazole), garlic supplements, or the herb St. John's wort. Do not use Advicor, Altoprev, Mevacor (lovastatin), Simcor, Vytorin, or Zocor... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...from working. Be sure to tell yourdoctor about all the prescription medications,over-the-counter products, herbal therapies,supplements and any recreational drugsyou take. Finally, a significant rise in viral load may be asign that the virus is... Read more »
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CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188 deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period. Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »

Need Ritonavir

Posted by Anonymous
...Dear Friends I am a person living with HIV for 11 years now. Up until now I have not taken any medications apart from vitamin supplements. I have been in conflict with myself on whether to start HAART and after much sole searching have decided... Read more »

Drug Therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...everyone who seriously wants to live a long healthy life with HIV. What works and what doesn't, what about nutritional support, supplements, Chinese medicine, etc. Read more »