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Vitamins And Or Minerals That Help Control Viral Herpes

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Vitamins and Minerals

Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important? What Are Antioxidants? How Much Do I Need? Which Nutrients Are Important? What About Other Supplements? Can Nutrients Be Harmful? For More Information Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important? Vitamins and minerals are sometimes called micronutrients. Our bodies need them, in small amounts, to support the chemical reactions our cells need to live. We get them from food or supplements because...
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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
Hello,There is no doubt your combination antiretroviral therapy has been extremely beneficial both immunologically (CD4 count rising from 63 to 274) and virologically (viral load plummeting from 115,000 to undetectable).I don't know why your... Read more »

Vitamins & Minerals

Can vitamins supplements help in keeping the viral load and cd4 counts at acceptable levels?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Sorry, unless you're profoundly malnourished, vitamins are unlikely to result in any significant changes to your CD4 count or viral load. BY... Read more »

Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements

Hi Dr. Bob,First off I must say that just reading your replies have given me alot of strength to go forward with life. I'm newly diagnosed as of last week. My CD4 count was found to be 56. i don't know my viral load. I have to go next week...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your recent AIDS diagnosis. Anemia of chronic disease can be the sole or a contributing cause to your anemia. If no other treatable causes of your anemia can be determined, treatment would include HAART (highly... Read more »

Vitamin supplementation during controlled HIV infection

In this column, you have often derided the practice of vitamin supplementation. I looked at the study abstract from December 17, 2013, that you referred to, and found that at the very start the authors described a study population of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Please let's be clear. I deride the practice of *unnecessary* vitamin supplementation in healthy and well-nourished individuals. The scientific data is very clear on this. Not everyone is healthy or well... Read more »
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Help with Herbs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone provide me with some information or experiences with Herps or mega-dose vitamins. I am 34, relatively healthy (a little soft around the middle), HIV+ for 13 years. My T4s are at 658 and my viral load is 500, I have been on a med cocktail... Read more »

Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
hi

regards from india

I found this interesting article, i hope it is informative and helpful.

HIV-positive women entering the menopause are significantly more likely to have osteopenia (low bone mineral density) than comparable HIV-negative women, an... Read more »

Help with HIV Elite Controller Studies!

Posted by AshnBham
Help! We need your support in HIV Elite Controller Research!
As an HIV controller I have been very fortunate to naturally control my infection so that I may never have to take medications. Many of us are participating in local and... Read more »

Help us with HIV Elite Controller Studies

Posted by AshnBham
Help! We need your support in HIV Elite Controller Research!
As an HIV controller I have been very fortunate to naturally control my infection so that I may never have to take medications. Many of us are participating in local and... Read more »