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Vegetarian Living With Hiv

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Just diagnosed vegetarian... ???

I'm a vegetarian and I have just been diagnosed with HIV. Is there any reason that I should start eating meat or fish? I eat lots of good vegetables and tofu and am very careful with protein. I just want to make sure that I am doing the best I...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I don't think you need to add meat/fish to your diet as long as you ensure that you meet all the nutritional requirements related to HIV. A consultation with an HIV-experienced nutritionist is very advisable.... Read more »

Vegetarian Diet

I have been a vegetarian for over 10 years. I have always worried about getting proper nutrition,... Read more »

Vegetarian Diet

For a vegetarian, what would be the best diet to get protein from non-animal products, and is it... Read more »

An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Introduction Why Bother With Supplements? Does Age Matter? Are There Any Risks to Taking Supplements? What If You Can't Afford Supplements? What Nutrients Should You Take Supplements For? Alpha-Lipoic Acid ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Ministers to Create Center for Homeless HIV/AIDS Patients

Phil Polson and Paul Ciucci say they are on a mission from God. They hope to take possession of the former Cabot Point assisted living facility in Bradenton, Fla., and convert it, by the first of the year, into transitional housing for 78 of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maine HIV/AIDS Housing Facility to Close, Cites Declining Demand

he only assisted living facility in Maine that cares specifically for HIV-positive people, Peabody House, will close by the end of the year because of declining demand, officials at the Frannie Peabody Center said Tuesday, the Portland Press... Read more »

Beyond Disability: Am I Ready to Go Back to Work?

Improved HIV treatments are allowing many people to live longer, healthier lives. Some people who gave up their jobs because of their illness may now be feeling well enough to consider returning to work. The idea of re-entering the workforce can... Read more »
Connect With Others

7/9: Staten Island, NY: A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
Noon - 3:00pm
514 Bay Street (Soup Kitchen)
Staten Island, NY

Featuring: Blood Pressure Screening, Mental Health Screening, Nutritional Presentation - Eating the right foods,... Read more »

calling all those living positively! :-)

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi to all in the positive world! :-) I am waiting on my results, with a 99% certainty that I am positive. Basically, I would love to hear from anyone who is living with hiv or aids who could offer and / or exchange support, laughter, new... Read more »

LIve and Let LIve by Bradford McIntyre

Posted by bradford
Live and Let Live by Bradford McIntyre

I live in Vancouver, Canada, and I have been living with HIV for going on 19 years and actively involved in many HIV/AIDS issues for the past ten years. I am OUT about my HIV status, locally, nationally... Read more »

Living With HIV Not Dying With HIV:

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Living With HIV Not Dying With HIV:

I am a 32yr old GWM living with Hiv for the past eight years i
have tried the drugs with no success and then i went the natural
way and viral load has been... Read more »