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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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CHOP chemotherapy and vitamin supplementation; Rectal abscess

Dear Doc, Thanks for all of your help with this column. Two questions: 1)I recently started CHOP for NH Lymphoma. Are there any things I should avoid in the area of vitamins? I generally take two multiples a day, but a recent article in Poz said to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask many good questions--1) SHOUD YOU POSTONE CHEMOTHERAPY- The bottom line is that HIV lymphoma is very agressive and needs to be treated with CHOP, typically 6 cycles. I would favor minimizing delays in chemotherapy. It is vitally important... Read more »

Does Vitamin A, B12, Zinc, and Yogurt help increase T-Cell count?

Dear Dr. Hellerstein:I have read and heard that Vitamin A, B12, Zinc, and Yogurt helps increase T-Cell count, is this true? If true, what daily food diet schedule is safe and best to follow?Sincerely Appreciative,Jose R.Tarzana Treatment...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
I wish it were true! But I have yet to see any good evidence that these dietary treatments do help the T cell count.These factors in the diet all have benefits in other ways, especially for someone who may be eating poorly or losing weight. But... Read more »

Need help and answer vitamin

I have been taking vitamin C-1000 mcg and B12-1000 mcg 5 to 6 time a week about 3 months. I just found out I had aids and viral load 35400 T-cell 112. Shoud I still taking the vitamin and how long can I live with the aids. Thank You...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no data that support use of extra doses for vitamin C and B12 for AIDS. A good multiple vitamin with minerals is generally recommended. Starting effective antiretroviral therapy is the key intervention. If the response is good (viral load... Read more »

vitamin b12 help lipo?

I would just like to ask if it's true that vitamin b12 helps stop the progression of lypodistrophy. I,ve read it on some sites. I am currently on viramune and combivir and are tolerating them quite well the only problem being my skinny legs and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is some anecdotal experience that anti-oxidants and vitamins may provide some modest benefit for lipodystrophy. The data is not particulary convincing at this point. Use of uridine supplements is currently one of the more intriguing possible... Read more »
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herpes please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I noticed on my inner thigt right by the testical a red dot , its not riased it doesnt hurt , and it doesnt look like any fluid , could it be herpes please help. I also have jock itch I had sex last week protected. im very nervous Read more »

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 »

Vitamins and Supplements

Posted by clilrichard
I was just wondering has anybody took Tibetan Padma I heard about it in a magazine and it sounded like a good thing to take but wonder if it would interfer with my meds. I am on sustiva 600mg, Epivir 300mg, and Viread 300mgs any info will be helpful. Read more »

VITAMIN DEFICIENCY !!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
im having this problem that resembles a vitamin deficiency,the problem im having is a sore burning tongue and most recently erection diffuculties,im a 51 yr old white male,my question is,,,,has anyone ever heard of these being symptoms due to hiv... Read more »