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Why Is It Bad To Eat Grapefruit While On Hiv Medication

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No grapefruit at all??

Ive heard that grapefruit can interact with a lot of HIV drugs. But I really love eating the stuff, it's like a fundamental part of my breakfast. Is there any way I can keep having it when I start taking HIV drugs or will that be out of the...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Grapefruit is rich in flavonoids that are great for health but that can affect how your body metabolizes drugs in the liver. All interaction studies were performed by giving grapefruit juice at the same time as medications, so we do not know its... Read more »

eating grapefruit

Hi Dr. HenryIm on hiv meds and antipsychotic drugs and cholesterol drugs.Is it ok to eat grapefruit... Read more »

The Simple Truth: Grapefruit Juice or Not?

It seems for years I have heard that grapefruit juice is to be avoided if one has HIV and is taking... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Grapefruit Seed

Grapefruit seed extract is made by crushing and grinding the seeds of grapefruits. It's a very acidic liquid with a bitter taste. This extract is used commercially to sterilize some foods for animals and to disinfect surfaces in hospitals. When sold... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Drugs for Children Badly Needed in China

AIDS activists in China are calling on the nation to manufacture pediatric formulations of HIV drugs to administer to thousands of children with the disease. Because wealthy nations have had such success at preventing mother-to-child HIV... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Faith-Based Organizations and AIDS: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Introduction Why Are Faith-Based Organizations Engaged in AIDS Work? What Has Worked? What Hasn't Worked? Recommendations Introduction "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give thee rest." As a Christian... Read more »
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Advice on eating please.

Posted by Billy_G, 9 Replies
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HIV/AIDS & The Delivery of Bad News - A Research S

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HIV/AIDS & The Delivery of Bad News - A Research Study
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oral sex with HIV+ woman and bad signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have symptoms. it sure that the first sign of HIV+. i found information here http://aids.about.com/cs/prevention/a/knowhiv.htm. yesterday, i have a blemish or purplish blotch in my mouth. it like confusion or bruise. now, blemish gradually... 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 »