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The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...other than stopping theNRTIs. In serious cases, hospitalization and supportive care, such asintravenous (IV) fluids and a machine to help you breathe, may also beneeded. Some health care providers recommend giving thiamine (vitamin B1),riboflavin (vitamin B2), L-carnitine, coenzyme Q, or vitamins C, E, and K topeople with lactic acidosis, but the these treatments have not been proven tobe effective. You should not stop taking any HIV drugs...
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ARCALION FOR FATIGUE

What's your opinion about the use of ARCALION (sulbutiamine)(Servier Labs), for fighting fatigue?Regards,Richard.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Arcalion is the brand name for sulbutiamine, which is a precursor of thiamine (vitamin B1). It is used primarily to treat a condition called asthenia. I am not aware of any medical studies utilizing this supplement Read more »

recurring thrush? (VITAMINS AND MINERALS, 2010)

hello Dr. I am a 34 gwm diagnosed with AIDS a year ago. At that time my CD4's were 63, VL 115,000. I was very fatigued, and had bouts of recurring thrush. I began HAART (Reyataz, Truvada, Norvir) and also Mepron (due to a Dapsone allergy)and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of the following 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... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

Hi Dr. Bob.My girlfriend has recently started an ARV regime and has been put on Stocrin & Truvada. Her CD4 count was very low and her viral load high. Other than her blood results she is in very good health. She is concerned about lactic acidosis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...intravenous (IV) fluids and a machine to help them breathe. Some doctors recommend giving riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine (vitamin B1), coenzyme Q, L-carnitine, or vitamins C, E, and K to patients with lactic acidosis, but the effectiveness of... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

What are the most common treatments for Lactic Acidosis? Do you simply stop the HIV meds and wait? or are there any other proactive things that can be done? Thanks.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...stopped (and if a key part of the whole HIV regimen perhaps stop all medications until resolved). Whether interventions such as vitamin B1, vitamin B2, L-acetyl carnitine, co-Enzyme Q, N-acetyl cysteine (in declining order of support for their... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

HIV and Pregnancy

...intravenous (IV) fluids and a machine to help them breathe. Some doctors recommend giving riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine (vitamin B1), coenzyme Q, L-carnitine, or vitamins C, E, and K to patients with lactic acidosis, but the effectiveness of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...the following 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... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Lactic Acidosis

...intravenous (IV) fluids and a machine to help them breathe. Some doctors recommend giving riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine (vitamin B1), coenzyme Q, L-carnitine, or vitamins C, E, and K to patients with lactic acidosis, but the effectiveness of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...alcohol use. Other risk factors are the use of cocaine or amphetamines, cancer treatments, thyroid disease, or deficiency of vitamin B12 or vitamin E. A study in 2009 found that Hispanics may have a higher rate of PN. The researchers suggest... Read more »
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Pre-med vitamins and nutritional supplements

Posted by DC23, 4 Replies
...and my T-cells are high.) I was wondering if anyone had any advice on preventative measures to take now that I'm early in my HIV infection. Does anyone recommend any specific over-the-counter vitamin combinations or other nutritional... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

HIV/AIDS Blogging/Blogs

Posted by DaveyBoy, 2 Replies
...Blog is online (web based) journal or small blurbs people can read or comment. My HIV/AIDS blog is on http://hiv-aids.blog-city.com Other POZ blogz on http://www.HIVforum.com/blogs/ Read more »

Lesbians & HIV/AIDS

Posted by Smiley, 1 Reply
...Hello Everyone: I would like to get in touch, stay in touch and network with other WSW that are HIV+ or have AIDS. ThANKS!!!!!! Read more »