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What Foods To Avoid If You Have Herpes

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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Foods to Avoid

I'm currently on a regimen with Sustiva. Are there any voids I should be avoiding? ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Sustiva has no food restrictions (can take it with or without food) although high fat meals may interfere with absorption.... Read more »

Atripla and food to avoid

Hi, I have been taking Atripla for about 5 years and my lab reports are fine. But lately I have tiny (sesame size) bumps on my arms after dinner (which I take after shower). The bumps are itchy and I have to take antihistamine to stop the itch, and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Should be OK to take standard over the counter antihistamines (such as diphenhydramine or Benadryl) with Atripla. The main food to watch with Atripla are ones with high fat content that can result in higher efavirenz levels with increased risk for... Read more »

foods to avoid?

I know that nutrition can play a big part in keeping yourself healthy if you are H-I-V positive. I just read that H-I-V positive people should stay away from ice,raw vegetables, and fruits? I use frozen fruit to make smoothies, am I just aking for...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Not really. I would only avoid raw vegetables that I have not cleaned myself if my T cells were close to 50 or below for fear of getting parasites or cryptosporidiosis. Stay away from animal fats and refined sugars (and corn syrup, fructose, sodas).... Read more »

how to avoid HEPATITIS

I have been tested for all forms of Hepatitis but I am very concerned about the possibility of catch it. How or where can I do to find out what the different kinds are and what I can do to avoid them....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The risk factor for hepatitis A is ingestion of contaminated food and water. In US, hepatitis A outbreaks can occur sometimes related to a food-related outbreak, for example, related to one particular food substance. These outbreaks are... Read more »
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Food for thought

Posted by Angel_Ronnie
Here is a few quotes that I found which is most helpful and motivational to me and I hope that it will be for you guys as well.

1. Nothing is as real as a dream, the world can change around you but your dream will not, responsibilities need not... Read more »

herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i know genital herpes puts you at a higher risk for contracting HIV, but is this only if sores are present? in other words, if i have genital herpes, but sores are not present, am i still at a greater risk than someone who does not have herpes?... Read more »

let's talk about herpes!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i never experienced herpes before all this, and i am still not sure this is what it is. painful cracks at the corners of my mouth from time to time, weird little scabby things inside my nose, now whitish looking scabby things at inner labia area and... Read more »

Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this is slightly out of place, but there is no other good forum for sexually transmitted diseases that I could find. For those of you worried about obtaining herpes (I see a lot of questions about unprotected oral sex), the window period for... Read more »