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Supplements That Help Hiv Treatment

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HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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can supplements be taken together at the same time as the first line treatment?

Dear dr young,Thanks for the prompt opinion with regards to combivir and tenvir-em.Can dietary supplements such as milk thistler, salmon fish oil, vitamins, glucosamine or etc be taken at the same time when I take either combivir/ tenvir in order to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting again.First, let me be sure about your medications. HIV treatment should be three medications (sometimes coformulated). Combivir (AZT+3TC) or Tenvir-EM (tenofovir+FTC, known here as Truvada) are both 2 drug NRTI... Read more »

Using Vitamins and Dietary Supplements with my HIV treatment

After being recently diagnosed with HIV my doctor and I decided to start treatment since my numbers 273 which was surprising low considering I tested negative 1 1/2 years ago. I started Atripla with is working, and my best friend suggested I use a...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
We have no data on this product.nelson... Read more »

Calcium Supplements with HIV Meds

I am a treatment experienced HIV positive 45 year old male. I have recently been diagnosed with avascular necrosis (AVN) in both hips. Although my doctor says there is really no medication that can help the AVN, I have begun taking additional...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The calcium should not be a problem but you have the potential for a major interaction with Vytorin and Norvir. Vytorin is a combination of Zocor (simvastatin) and ezetimibe (Zetia). Norvir can raise the blood levels of simvastatin up to 40 fold and... Read more »

HIV+ve..but NO supplements

Dear Doctor,I am hive+ve since december 1998..but my doctors said that I don't need any treatment ..even he didnot check my viral load or my cd4...but I feel very week you think that I need some supplements like multivitamins or vitaminC...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
If your doctor is not helpful, try another doctor. Try seeing a nutritionist also. You must have your CD4 and viral load checked immediately! And a full health assessment!Alvan Fisher, M.D.... Read more »
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dr jon kaiser alternative/supplemental treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey I'm looking for people who are trying"aggresive alt therapy "has anyone read this guys books,healingHIV and wife is pos and we're so excited by his approach
I'd love to connect with anyone who's "actually'tried his approach Read more »

Supplement to help with depression/anxiety

Posted by taurusthecat, 1 Reply

I don't really know where to post this, I thought that 'living with hiv' might be the best section.

I was reading the 'ask the experts' section and an anonymous poster asked one of the docs if there was any kind of natural supplement to help with... Read more »

Promising supplement

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
There is a natural supplement called Morinda Citrifolia or Tahitian noni that is showing remarkable results with HIV/AIDs patients. I'm not HIV+, but because it helps other conditions as well, I became familiar with it via my mother, who has Stage 4... Read more »

Zinc Supplements?

Posted by bartleby, 5 Replies
"I read that taking zinc has been proven to make the common cold last for a shorter time. Have you heard about this? What else does zinc do? Is zinc good for the immune systems of HIV-positive people?"
nelson vergel's response

personally, i like zinc... Read more »