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Vitamin A And Hiv

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Vitamins & Hiv meds

I am currently on norvir, lexiva, and truvada, wanted to know if it was okay to take vitamin C, Zinc, and B12, as well as calcium that has an array of other vitamins included?Thanks.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, and thanks for posting. There is no reason not to take a multivitamin combination along with HIV medications. There are studies, most in undeveloped countries where nutritional deficiencies are much more common, which show Read more »

Vitamins and HIV/HEP B

Dr. McGovern:I wanted to know if taking Opti-Pack multi vitamins (which have pretty high doses of... 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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vitamin A Hikes HIV Loads in Breast Milk

... In two analyses of HIV-positive mothers in Tanzania, those who took vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements had significantly higher HIV loads in their breast milk than women who did not take them (P=0.02), Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Vitamin D Linked to Survival in HIV

...attention: less than 30 ng/ml (75 mmol/l) -- low less than 10 ng/ml (25 nmol/l) -- deficient Observational studies in HIV- negative people suggest that less-than-normal levels of vitamin D in the blood may be linked to thin bones,... Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Maternal Vitamin D Increases the Risk of HIV Transmission to Offspring

... A new study of HIV-positive pregnant women finds that low maternal vitamin D levels are linked with a higher risk of viral transmission and an increase Read more »
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Posted by Sparkles4life, 1 Reply
...how do you take care of your self on meds and hiv Read more »

Vitamins and supplements

Posted by Blixer, 6 Replies
...Does anyone have recommendations for a recommended daily vitamin and supplement routine. I've done some searches but haven't found anything that is greatly helpful. I've never been one to take Read more »

Benefits of Vitamins

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is there anyone out there who takes vitamins regularly and has HIV? Which do you take and has there been any proof of its benefits? Read more »

Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
...thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV? Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »