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Whey And Hiv

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Please,Im positive but everything is okay so far, indetectable viral load and Tcells around 500. I would like to know if is there any problem to take Whey Protein, BCAA to practice bodybuilding? Sorry my english......
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Hello,As best I can tell, there's no problem taking these nutritional supplements, and no significant interaction between your supplements and HIV medications.Nevertheless, be sure to let your care provider know about all of the medications,... Read more »

Protein whey and ARV

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Whey protein powders

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Taking Whey or Soy Supplements After Starting HIV Treatment May Improve Weight and Lean Body Mass

Taking whey- or soy-based nutritional supplements during the first three to six months of starting treatment may improve weight, lean body mass and grip strength, according to results from a study conducted in three HIV clinics in Ethiopia .... Read more »
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Exercise: The Best Therapy for Managing Side Effects

There are many benefits of exercise in HIV disease. Besides the evident improved self-image, energy level, and mental outlook, several research studies performed with HIV-positive people have found the following clinical benefits in body composition... Read more »
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HIV Treatment Series: Early Intervention for Metabolic Complications of HIV

Today HIV management in the developed world is not just about clobbering the virus. It's about whole health and improved quality of life. Simpler medication regimens and symptom management are not the only priorities. HIV treatment now includes... Read more »
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Can a Drug for Psoriasis and MS Help Protect the Brain From HIV's Toxicity?

Researchers have found that a compound called dimethyl fumarate (DMF) can, in lab experiments with cells and HIV, suppress the production of HIV and cause HIV-infected cells to reduce production of compounds that harm brain cells. Before we detail... Read more »
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hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
hey everyone! i have always been a "working out," active kind of guy, and always been interested in getting bigger/more muscular, etc. i shy away from the term "bodybuilding" as for me that conjures notions of drug-enhanced muscularity that is... Read more »

Steroids for Bodybuilding

Posted by Chico, 4 Replies
I have recently started on my hiv treatment and want to know if i can continue to take Winstrol Depot the steroid for my body building.

I am fit and healthy but don't want the steroid to affect my resistance. Any body builders or Doc's help me out... Read more »

a tip for immune boosting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Look guys, no special food or herb is going to chase HIV out of your systems. Dietary precautions work like this: it's not what you eat, it's what you DON'T eat that will keep you healthy. I have learned that I get wasting spells several days to... Read more »

Adjunct Therapies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been positive for 10 years and my t-cells recently fell to 325 and viral load to 75,000. This weekend I started meds (34T, 3TC, Sustiva) and am wondering if there is more that I can do other than a strong program of supplements and good diet.... Read more »