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The Benefits Of Vitamin D And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...Nutrients Be Harmful? Most vitamins and nutrients appear to be safe as supplements, even at levels higher than the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs). However, some can cause problems at higher doses, including Vitamin A, Vitamin D, copper, iron, niacin, selenium, and zinc. A basic program of vitamin and mineral supplementation should be safe. This would include the following, all taken according to directions on the bottle: A multiple...
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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 where it seems to do little but rain... yes, this is England!I don't recall what my vitamin D levels were at my last labs, but they were just above...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Although using them can increase Vitamin D levels, sun bed (tanning beds) are harmful and could lead to skin cancer and premature wrinkling. There is some evidence that Read more »

Vitamins/Supplements for HIV - What to take?

Hi NelsonI'm on a limited income so I don't have a lot of extra money to spend on vitamins and supplements (which are not covered by insurance). If I had to pick just 1-3 supplements to take that would provide the most benefit and would be...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...pills):200 micrograms of seleniumat least 50 mg per day of every B vitamin15-50 mg of zinc3 mg of copperno iron1000-2000 IU of vitamin D (you may have to buy this separately)If you have high triglycerides: 2000 mg/day of Omega 3 oils (fish... Read more »

Vitamin supplementation and HIV

Hi Nelson, I am finishing a research trial and currently amd taking Truvada and either TMC278 or Sustiva. (we beleive it is TMC 278 because I did not get any of the side effects of Sustiva). Anyway this is my question. I was taking Perfect Blend...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...difference in your quality of life and even better immune improvements? There is no way to tell.Doctors only measure B-12 and Vitamin D blood levels (when asked).There are no commonly used blood tests that detect vitamin deficiencies. Some... Read more »

Vitamin D and Viread. Should I be concerned?

NelsonThanks for what you do for usI just read an email that said that a study showed that people on Viread had low vitamin D and may have problems with bone. Should I take Vitamin D with Viread?I do not want to have broken bones as I ageTony
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...tenofovir with boosted protease inhibitors. Unfortunately, most of us do not know we have low bone density until we get a fracture.Vitamin D is needed by our bodies to metabolize calcium to build up bone. Most of it is made when our skin in... Read more »
The Body PRO

High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation in HIV-Infected Men Safe in Small Study

...Medicine, although I am a clinician looking after patients with HIV. This study is looking at the effect of varying doses of vitamin D supplementation on serum vitamin D level in a group of HIV-infected men from New York. 1 We took a group of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Vitamin D Linked to Survival in HIV

... Although vitamin D is classified as a vitamin, it behaves as a hormone within the body. Using sunlight and cholesterol, the body makes vitamin D Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...the following methods of protecting your bones: Have your bone density checked with a DEXA scan Get enough calcium and vitamin D Exercise Stop smoking Reduce your intake of caffeine and alcohol Side Effects or Toxicities During... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

...High levels can indicate damage to these organs. Tenofovir can reduce bone mineral density (see Fact Sheet 557 ). Calcium or vitamin D supplements may be helpful. This is especially true for people with osteopenia or osteoporosis. This is... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies write a 10-15 page paper on a controversial topic. The topic I have chosen is definitely controversial- "How has HIV/AIDS benefited the world". Before you automatically assume that I'm some sick puppy, let me say that I DO NOT wish to... Read more »