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Taking Vitamin D With Hiv Meds

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Does Vitamin D affect hiv meds?

Hello, I have been diagnosed with osteopenia and have been advised by my doctor to take a vitamin D supplement. Does vitamin D affect my meds? I take Isentress and Truvada. I am now taking 2000 I.U of vitamin D per day. I also now take a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...as 50% of the population have low bone density. So, getting a handle on the multitude of risk factors of bone disease, like vitamin D or testosterone deficiency is important. To this end, I'm heartened to hear that your doctor has screened your... Read more »

Vitamin D Makes You Sleepy?

I'm aware of the risk of low vitamin D levels with HIV. My levels are borderline normal (on the... Read more »

Vitamin D, Supplements and Sunbeds...

Hi there...I'm one of those unfortunate people to work in an office all day, and live in a country... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...prevention of 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... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme... Read more »
The Body

Thinning Bones a Growing Problem Among People With HIV; HIV and HIV Meds Appear to Be Culprits

...prevent bone loss. (Our Exercise & HIV page is home to more tips on staying active and healthy.) Adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, in particular, appear closely related to bone health. Talk to your doctor or a nutritionist about ways... Read more »
The Body

D as in "DOG," as in Vitamin D

...the side effects of taking the meds for so many years? How does it vary from female to male as we age? Are my low levels of vitamin D related to my HIV or is that par for the course now that I guard myself against sun tanning? I'm told that... Read more »
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Maitake, mushrooms against HIV?

Posted by spain, 1 Reply
...Hi, does anyone have experience with taking supplements of the Maitake or other healing mushrooms? I've read Maitake kills HIV in vitro, but research on that is old, and I haven't found any study in humans. Taking supplements in high doses of... Read more »

How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
...I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is Read more »

Having trouble staying med compliant

Posted by longislandfuzz, 6 Replies
...meds? Was looking to find a Med buddy/peer" that would check in to make sure that I have taken them and just to talk to about HIV and related issues, but the area where I live is pretty sparce with available people. I basically am dealing with... Read more »

hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...this thread as a place to exchange ideas, talk about supplements, etc., and how it all relates mentally and physically to being hiv+. right now i'm on atripla (taken once a day) and bactrin (taken m, w, f) to prevent pneumonia. my numbers are... Read more »