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Taking Fish Oil With Hiv Meds

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omega-3 fish oil and flaxseed with diet and meds

I have borderline high cholesterol, my good HDL is 47, and LDL 125,TRIGLYCERIDE 171 , and i take kaletra and truvada, I take these supplements ,(omega-3 fish oil and flaxseed) with each meal 2-3 times a day, and my meds in the eve about 45 mins...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
So far, we have seen no interactions between Omega 3 fatty acid supplements and HIV medications. There have been over 4 studies done that showed they worked to reduce triglycerides without any effect on viral load, but interaction studies were not... Read more »

Fish oil

Would it be okay to add a fish oil capsule for my child. He already takes a multi vitamin daily.... Read more »

Triglycerides and fish oil

This is more of a helpful hint to others then a question: After being on HIV meds for 2 1/2 years,... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

East African Standard Examines How Female Fish Sellers in Kenya Engage in Sex to Secure Fish, Risk Contracting HIV

Kenya's East African Standard on Saturday examined how hundreds of women in the country who live along Lake Victoria put themselves at risk of contracting HIV by engaging in sex with fishermen in exchange for fish to sell. According to Judy... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"No Sex for Fish" Group Aims to Decrease HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Kenya

Two articles examine a campaign in Kenya's Lake Victoria region that aims to prevent the spread of HIV by ending some women's practice of trading sex for fish. IIP Digital : 'No Sex for Fish' Group Helps Fight Spread of HIV/AIDS in Kenya "In Kenya,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

My Kind of Life: Not Just Another Healthy Drink

Sometimes the wheel is reinvented and it rolls better. There is a nutritional drink on the market that has redefined the very essence of its nature. Redefined because it is made for the HIV-impacted community and others living with chronic diseases... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Shows No Increase in Sexual Risk Behavior When Taking Preventive HIV Drug

"Taking a pill as a preventive measure against HIV infection may not encourage people at high risk for the disease to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a new U.S. study meant to address fears about its use," Reuters reports. "The... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
I'm traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice?... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

Just found out, husband stopped taking meds ...

Posted by Zaverolis, 2 Replies
almost 9 months ago. He has been in the best condition health wise since I've known him. 2 years ago, he was diagnosed with non hodgekins lymphoma. Prior to this, he was told he had AIDS and was taking aids meds since 2000.

Now, I am thinking... Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »