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Taking Folic Acid When You're Hiv Positive

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...left untreated, anemia is strongly associated with HIV disease progression and an increased risk of death. What Causes Anemia? There are many possible causes of anemia, including: A shortage of the B vitamins: B12 and folic acid (folate) A shortage of iron, which is most commonly due to blood loss from internal bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, or heavy or long menstrual periods HIV infection itself Many opportunistic infections...
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Hiv and toxo

Hello dear Doctor!I was diagnosed with HIV in August last year. Unfortunately, I didn't start with HAART then.I got toxo in February this year and till now it is there. Its decreasing slowly thanks to medicines.I have had epileptical attacks after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.Yes, you have AIDS, because you are HIV positive and have an AIDS-defining opportunistic infection, toxoplasmosis. As for the difference between HIV and AIDS, see below.2.Fatigue Read more »

Re:Re HIV and Disability

Hey Dr. Bob, no need to thank me for the last post! I'm always happy to do my part. By my calculations, you've given me way more minutes of smiles and laughter reading your columns than I've spent on the response to SSI-guy (and often there's some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disease. That's still being worked out.Perhaps the best way to approach this case would be to state that anemia in the setting of HIV/AIDS is often multifactorial in nature. Certainly anemia of chronic disease may well be a contributing factor in... Read more »

Fatigue and easy bruising

Hi, my name is Mark...Have been + for 5 yrs now and my numbers are doing well...I am taking Sustiva, Videx and Viread (have taken Sustiva and Videx for 3 yrs Viread is new)..I have noticed that I am having major problems with bruising...I now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disease and medication (e.g. AZT) induced suppression of red blood cell production. If you are deficient in iron, vitamin B12, or folic acid, supplements would be the correct treatment.Certainly you should also be evaluated for other causes of... Read more »

vitamins

hi i was wondering if it is safe to take a multivitamin with my hiv meds which are sustiva & truvada. also would like to buy a multivitamin that contains the right amount of folic acid for me as i am planning a pregnancy in the near future which i...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...your post.It is entirely safe to take a standard multivitamin and your HIV medications. Typical multivitamins contain enough folic acid; if your unsure, I'd review your medications and supplements with your doctor.Best of health,BY Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...(prenatal vitamins are different from regular multivitamins; make sure you get the right one) taking 1 to 5 milligrams of folic acid once a day for one to three months before getting pregnant and during your pregnancy getting 1,500... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...B Vitamins: Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), and Folate (Folic Acid). Antioxidants , including beta-carotene (the body breaks down beta-carotene to make Vitamin A), selenium,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Anemia

...groups. What Causes Anemia? The bone marrow produces red blood cells. This process requires iron, the vitamins B 12 and folic acid (or folate). Erythropoietin (EPO) stimulates the production of red blood cells. EPO is a hormone made by the... Read more »
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I tested positive

Posted by urnotalone, 1 Reply
...Two months ago I decided to get checked for HIV/AIDS because of of past promiscuous behavior. I have been monogamous for a little over a year now. My story is a spiritual Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »