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What To Eat When You're Hiv Positive

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cardiovascular Disease and EAT in HIV-Positive People

The heart is a large muscle that helps move blood around the body. Despite its vital pumping action, the heart is not entirely muscle -- about 20% of this organ consists of a fatty layer called EAT (epicardial adipose tissue). This layer serves as a... Read more »
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This Positive Life: Tyrone Lopez on Being an HIV-Positive Voice in the Tohono O'odham Nation

From the Margin to the Center: A Spotlight Series In terms of raw numbers, the HIV epidemic among Native Americans may not seem as dire as it is among African Americans and other ethnic groups. However, Native Americans are the group with the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Outsmarting HIV With Healthy Eating

Living with a chronic illness like HIV can present certain nutritional challenges. Without effective HIV medication treatment, replicating virus can tax the body, destroying lean body mass and impairing immune function and quality of life. 1 , 2 ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

what to eat and what not to eat

I am from Cameroon and have been diagnosed HIV Positive with a CD4 of 379 of late, and not taking any HIV treatment drugs. What are the things i should eat so as to keeps my CD4 up and if I get fatigue what are the drugs i should take for first aid ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Regarding nutrition, see below. As for fatigue, that depends on the cause of the HIV-associated fatigue. Check out the archives for a thorough discussion of the potential causes and treatments of HIV-associated fatigue. You should also review the... Read more »

HIV risk from eating after-birth/placenta

Hi Dr. Bob,This question may sound odd/gross -- although some people do engage in this practice after the birth of a child -- would there be any risk of HIV transmission from eating the after-birth/placenta from an HIV positive mother?Thank you for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Eating the afterbirth/placenta? Ick, I find this topic to be, uh, distasteful! It is true animals eat their placenta. This is primarily for nutrition and the hormonal content of the tissue. Relatively few humans engage in... Read more »

nutrition exercise and hiv positive

hi. I have heard people say hiv positive people should eat healthy, how does what one eats affect the hiv in thier syster. In other words how does nutrition play a part in an hiv positive person being healthy. If you are hiv positive and smoke how...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
The right nutrition decisions can help manage high ldl cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, and belly fat. Most protease inhibitors and Sustiva can cause increased lipids. Some people have increases in visceral and upper trunk fat while on HIV... Read more »

hiv positive w/ herpes in chest

Last May I started having problems eating. I would get horrible chest pains. It got to the point where I couldn't even drink water. I was put in the hospital and then they found out that I have herpes in my chest. It's not in my mouth or...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
It sounds like you have had herpes in your esophagus, the swallowing tube that runs through your chest to your stomach. It is not common, but not rare, to have it show up only in the esophagus, and I know that it is very painful and debilitating. As... Read more »
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Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies
http://www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Pozme
www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for those... Read more »

anxiety is eating me alive!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have read several posts on this board and I feel so stupid for waiting so long to test for hiv. So many of you got tested as soon as you could and I think that is so impressive because I am shaking right now just thinking of it. It has been... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »