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Vitamin Deficiencies In People With HIV

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Peripheral Neuropathy

...Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN is a breakdown of the nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain. Sometimes, PN is damage to the coating of nerve fibers (myelin). This affects the transmission of pain signals to...
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Vitamin D Refresher

I know the general population has Vitamin D deficiency and not just people with HIV. I've read and seen so much news coverage about this and how it is believed that just about every cell in the body uses Vit D. I also know depression is linked to...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration has provided Vit D supplements to see if there is lower incidence of cancer in the long run.During the first Aging and HIV conference this past October 4 and 5 , 2010 in Baltimore, Judith Currier, M.D., reviewed the data on vitamin D... Read more »

Vitamin Supplements and HIV

Has there ever been any research concerning vitamin deficiencies for people living with HIV? I don't want to take 35 vitamins a day, just the ones that have been proven to be necessary. Your comments please.
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...The only vitamin that has been intensively studied is vitamin B 12. It was found that people with higher vitamin B 12 levels lived longer than those that did not. Of course that may reflect the fact that those people who Read more »

my doctor says i have thrush but not HIV

Hello, i would be very very greatful for a reply.Almost one year ago i had a negative HIV test almost ten months after the last time i had unprotected sex with a guy. About 2.5 months ago my tongue got very sore and tingly especially when i eat...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...condition that alters your immune system or the mucosal environment of your mouth can lead to thrush. Certain illnesses--like HIV and cancer--use of medications, and possibly stress, are some possible causes of this.Based on your antibody test,... Read more »

hiv concern

Hi, Please respond this question because I think my two test results are false-negative. One at 6 weeks and another at 11 weeks and 5 days. Please keep this site going forever!!! Cant thank you enough. Back on 10/20/2001, I had sex with a sex worker...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...delayed. You should check with your doctor to find out why you are anemic. There are many potential causes - iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, blood loss, etc. This should be fairly easily sorted out. Continue to practice safe sex, each time... Read more »
The Body

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 Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Vitamin D Linked to Survival in HIV

...that occurred in participants with more moderate or mild vitamin D deficiency were statistically significant. Results -- AIDS-Related Infections and Complications In general, the greater the deficiency of vitamin D, the more likely... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Burden of Disease: HIV, TB, Malaria and Hepatitis

...Sanitation, Hygiene Underweight Unsafe Sex Unsafe Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Indoor Smoke From Solid Fuels Zinc Deficiency Iron Deficiency Vitamin A Deficiency Blood Pressure Tobacco Cholesterol Source: For the year 2000. The World... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Antioxidants May Still Have a Role in HIV Treatment

...Antioxidant nutritional supplements such as vitamins A, C and E have enjoyed great popularity among people with HIV and AIDS for most of the epidemic. That popularity has endured despite continuing confusion about antioxidants' mode of action,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies having this problem that resembles a vitamin deficiency,the problem im having is a sore burning tongue and most recently erection diffuculties,im a 51 yr old white male,my question Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What do mouth ulcers look and feel like? Are they like the kind you get after eating too many acidy foods or sour/salty foods? I get those about once a month or every two months but Im not really sure if its from the food/ candy or something else.. Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous be totally wrong. Beriberi, pellagra and scurvy were not caused by a transmissible agent but were all caused by a shared vitamin deficiency. Similarly: 'AIDS' is not caused by a transmissible agent ('HIV') but by exposure to multiple... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »