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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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Vitamins and Hiv Medications?

I have recently started a regimen of Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada. I have previously been taking vitamin supplements including an antioxidant combination, B complex and 1g Vitamin C. May I continue this vitamin regiment and not interfere with my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.There is a growing appreciation for the potential of supplements and other over-the-counter medications to interact with prescription medications, including antiretrovirals.In moderation, there shouldn't be any... Read more »

Herbes & Vitamines - Pre Hiv Meds

Let me begin by saying thank you very much for all the great work you people do - Thank you!I was diagnosed positive in January 2006 (most likely infected in September 2006 in serious car accident)I have not yet began any HIV medication. I have been...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Michael-Thanks for your post and kind words.It seems to me that you're taking an awful amount of supplements. I can't tell you if they will be of any benefit in the long run (since many of my patients tried mega vitamins and supplements... Read more »

hiv+ and vitamins

hi,i was diagnosed in jan18th 08 of having hiv-1,caught from my partner who took ill with TB.i am not on meds yet, but been taking a dily selenium tablet of 200micrograms, and recently started taking a multi vitamin.i was wondering the following...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Hi Stewart:The benefits of all those nutritional supplements at this point in your disease are extremely questionable. Trust me, if treating HIV at this point, even during early disease was as simple as to take nutritional supplements, we would... Read more »

HIV, Cholesterol Level and Vitamin Supplements

I am in my 60s and have had an AIDS diagnosis for just over ten years. For a long time my total cholesterol was considered borderline. Now it is consistently in the range of 210-250. I exercise three times a week, have lowered my carb intake, and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
It seems that you have tried very hard to decrease your cholesterol with diet and exercise, but you fail to tell me what your LDL is. You also do not tell me what HIV medications you are taking. Efavirenz and protease inhibitors may increase LDL... Read more »
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vitamin ????

Posted by Sunshine87, 4 Replies
hi everyone ... my brother who is HIV+ asked me to take him to the local GNC store he is looking for something to help him get the vitamins he need he is starting to keep some food down but not all... he is going to restroom alot at night and... Read more »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

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

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »