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

Nelson Vergel is a chemical engineer who has become a leading advocate for sports nutrition, supplementation and the promotion of wellness in the HIV-positive community since his positive diagnosis in 1986. He is also the author of "Testosterone: A Man's Guide" and co-author of the book "Built to Survive"; the founder of the nonprofit organizations Body Positive Wellness Clinic and Program for Wellness Restoration; the Nutrition and Exercise forum expert at TheBody.com; and a bilingual speaker on lipodystrophy, wasting, exercise, nutrition, testosterone replacement, metabolic disorders, HIV medication side effect management and HIV salvage therapy. Nelson also moderates PozHealth, one of the largest HIV health discussion listservs online.

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SSA disability update report

I just got disability update report from social security administration for first time since Im digonceed with hiv and aids since 2005 Since that time Im getting ssid and Medicare My question is why ssa asking now And am I losing my medical and Medic...

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PRO-140

Dear Sir, Hope this E-mail find you well.Wanted to find out at what stage of it trial is PRO-140.When will it be available to patients.Does it have side effects as experienced by other class of HIV medication.Will it cause harm to kidney or liver or ...

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Please Help Lark Lands, an Old Friend of the HIV Community, Now Battling Cancer: A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel

Neslon Vergel asks you to join him in helping a long-term friend of the HIV community beat her cancer with a GoFundMe donation.

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Special Diet

Is There A Special Diet That I Should Follow or Food Or Drinks That I Shouldn't Eat. 1. as an HIV positive person and 2. .that shouldn't be mixed with my meds?

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vitamins with genvoya

Hello Dr, I will start genvoya soon and i also take multivitamin but i read there could be interaction or something like that. the pill that i take contains most of multivitamins and mineral supplements needed. I'm 40 years old, please advise

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Can Sermorelin or Magnesium increase/effect viral load

Earlier this year. My viral load was undetectable. My last two visits my viral load has been detectable. the only thing that Ive added in my daily regain is Sermorelin and Magnesium Malate pills. I was on Stribild and switch to Genoveya. Can either o...

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Visceral Gut Persistence

Hey Nelson, I have read your responses to questions similar to mine, hoping you might have suggestions. I'm 64, poz 20 years. Lab numbers aok until this last year. A1c jumped to 6.3, diabetes runs in family, and that really was a wake up call. I had ...

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Egrifta Dosage

I am a 46 year old man living with HIV and have been prescribed Egrifta by my doctor. I have also recently begun the poWer cycle of testostetone and nandrolone. For the first several months I was receiving the Egrifta, I did not take it, so I have a ...

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HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable: Interview With Bruce Richman

Bruce Richman is the founder and executive director of Prevention Access Campaign and Undetectable = Untransmittable, a global community of HIV advocates, researchers and organizations, uniting to clarify and disseminate a groundbreaking, but largely...

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CoQ10 and DHEA

Hi. I'm a female and take kivexa, ritonavir and atanazivir. Is it safe for me to take DHEA 75mg a day and coq10 600mg a day? No other health issues that I'm aware of. I can't seem to find a consistent answer. Probably because there isn't one! Many th...