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Vitamin D Deficiency HIV Medications

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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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...osteopenia, though HIV and HCV infection, HIV medications (including tenofovir) are associated with accelerated bone mineral loss.Vitamin D deficiency is usually the result of not taking in enough dietary vitamin D or not getting any sun exposure... Read more »

Vitamin D deficiency in HV+ folks on meds

I was just informed that my vitamin D levels are quite low, under 5. I've been put on 50,000 iu's... Read more »

Vitamin D Refresher

I know the general population has Vitamin D deficiency and not just people with HIV. I've read and... Read more »
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Studies Highlight Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors in People With HIV

... At the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010), a noteworthy oral poster discussion entitled " Shining Light on Vitamin D Deficiency " showcased six studies that tried to identify risk factors that made HIV-positive people more... Read more »
The Body

Frailty, Bone Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...calcium, vitamin D and several medications can help increase bone strength. But it seems that HIV-positive people also have vitamin D deficiencies that may prevent proper calcium absorption to build stronger bones. The Vitamin D Conundrum ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Vitamin D Deficiency

...levels of vitamin D are common among HIV positive people around the world, according to a set of studies presented at CROI. Vitamin D deficiency promotes bone loss -- a concern for people with HIV, who are already at higher risk than the general... Read more »
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Vitamin D Deficiency More Common Among Perinatally HIV-Infected Children Than HIV-Uninfected Children

...Center there, which provides care to HIV-infected children with perinatally acquired HIV infection. My presentation was on vitamin D deficiency in children with perinatally acquired HIV infection. 1 We found that among [perinatally... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »