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Vitamins For Hiv Patients

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...understand the specific fat redistribution effects of ARVs in women, especially to determine if these changes could have detrimental effects on their overall health. Bone Thinning Osteoporosis is defined as decreased bone mineral density and abnormal architecture of bone that increases the risk of serious fractures, which are in turn associated with a higher risk of death over 5 to 10 years. We already know that women in general are at...
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Vitamin supplementation and HIV

Hi Nelson, I am finishing a research trial and currently amd taking Truvada and either TMC278 or Sustiva. (we beleive it is TMC 278 because I did not get any of the side effects of Sustiva). Anyway this is my question. I was taking Perfect Blend...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...vitamins. It is your personal decision if you want to re-start the vitamins only.Several studies have been performed using vitamin/mineral supplements to assess their effect on immune status and survival in the pre-HAART era. A once daily... Read more »

what side effects are associated with the use of immunace

i was just tested hiv+ some few weeks back and i am yet to see the doctor in 2 weeks time, but the counsellor i met told me to boost my immune system and so she prescribed immunace for now, i just want to know the side effects of the drug.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Immunace has not been proven to improve immune function in a clinically significant way. Use of standard doses of vitamins/minerals may be of some modest benefit in some HIV infected patients so use is often recommended. More expensive... Read more »

health supplement is not necessary for hiv patients?

hi there,first of all, i wanna say thank you for all things you do in this website, its really very helpful and informative.i have diagnosed with hiv + in year 2006, i started medication in 2007, i have just gone for my appointment treatment last...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.I agree with your doctor.For most patients in the developed world who have access to adequate supplies of food, the best nutritional supplement isn't a pill, but rather Read more »

AIDS and Vitamin C

I carefully researched the use of high doses of sodium ascorbate-vitamin C will help pro long life for AIDS patients and preventing/curing other oppurtunistic infections.try to check one of the articles :...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is no study that has demonstrated a clinical benefit from high dose vitamin C on HIV infection. Many patients in the pre-HAART era took high dose vitamin C without observable clinical benefit. Use of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vitamins May Have Down Side for HIV Patients

...significantly during the study. McComsey described this as "very concerning," and it "reminds us that we should always investigate vitamins/herbals supplements prior to their use in HIV-infected subjects. We should never assume that high doses of... Read more »
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Impact of Testosterone Levels on Bone Mineral Density May Be More Pronounced in HIV-Infected Patients

...Raghunathan R, Sinacore J, Farano J, Pachucki C, Azad N. Comparative analysis of HIV+ and HIV- interaction with testosterone on bone mineral density . In: Program and abstracts of the 48th Annual ICAAC/IDSA 46th Annual Meeting; October 25-28,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Multivitamins May Slow Progression of HIV for Patients in Earliest Phase of Disease, Study Says

...multivitamin, a multivitamin with vitamin A, vitamin A alone or a placebo (Nano, AP/Long Island Newsday , 6/30). The multivitamins contained about three times the recommended daily allowance of vitamin E and six to 10 times the allowance of... Read more »
The Body

Studies Highlight Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors in People With HIV

...association with any particular HIV drug or drug class. (It also didn't find a link between low vitamin D levels and low bone mineral density, which conflicts with some previous study results -- and suggests that while vitamin D may be an... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

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Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... To Whom It May Concern: RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science Read more »