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HAART Turns 10

Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART), or combination therapy, is nearly ten years old. The first protease inhibitor, Invirase® (saquinavir hard gel capsule), was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 6, 1995. On...

Antacids and HIV Medications

Many prescription medications, including some HIV medications, have food restrictions and must be taken either with food or on an empty stomach. These food restrictions are placed on medications because of factors that affect the absorption of thos...

Spirituality and Living With HIV

Health means more than just physical health, and healthy living means more than just caring for our bodies. Holistic health means taking care of ourselves not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually. A panel of people living with HIV sha...

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CM4: An Herbal Supplement With Clinical Data Support as an Immune Booster

Immune boosters now account for one of the largest categories of nutritional and herbal supplements on the market. From vitamin and mineral combinations to mushroom blends, from herbal compounds to amino acid and antioxidant complexes, supplements ...

Fifi's Problem

A wealthy, young man received a party invitation from an elderly socialite at his country club. When he arrived at the party he did not recognize any of the guests. He tried to introduce himself to several people and join in their conversations, but ...

Newly Updated and Expanded Edition of Built to Survive! Now Available

The third edition of Michael Mooney and Nelson Vergel's Built to Survive!: A Comprehensive Guide to the Medical Use of Anabolic Steroids, Nutrition and Exercise for HIV(+) Men and Women was released last month. This updated and expanded edition con...

Vitamins & Supplements

Gain, No Pain?

Pick up Numedx, HIV Plus, or any other AIDS magazine and you'll find full-page advertisements for Juven® with HMB™. Juven is formulated to help build lean tissue (muscle) for persons dealing with unintentional weight loss without adding body fat. Rea...

Personal Stories

What Supplements I Take and Why: Guy Pujol's Supplement Regimen From AIDS Treatment Initiative

People often ask me what supplements I take. Since I just re-evaluated my supplement regimen and made a few modifications and changes, I realized this would be a good time to share with you the supplements I take and why I take them. To offer a vari...

Naturally Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections

There is a strong connection between what you eat and the health of your immune system. Nevertheless, nutritional approaches to prevent and treat conditions like candidiasis (fungal, yeast infections) are complicated and controversial. While there is...

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New Theory on Body Fat Changes: Hormone Disruption by Protease Inhibitors May Be the Root of Syndrome

According to a group of French researchers, disrupted production of the steroid hormones cortisol and DHEA may be at the root of body fat and metabolic changes in people taking protease inhibitors. A team from the Pasteur Institute found a significan...