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

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

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

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

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

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A. for Program for Wellness Restoration (PoWeR)
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Genvoya pills and supplements

Hello sir!! The last month im under hiv med of ganvoya pills.. I wanted to ask you if i could continue the carbohydrate-protein supplement (NLS Gainer) and some months later i'm thinking to use the pre-workout (M-STAK of Animal) for 1-2 months. I rea...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Pregunta VIH

Hola Nelson soy colombiano tengo 22 año soy positivo VIH desde octubre de 2016 empecé a tomar medicamento el 21 de abril de 2017 se llama atripla. Que me recomiendas para tomar algo más . Quiero entrar el gym podré tomar proteína normalmente y que ha...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.
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saludos desde venezuela

desde hace un año estoy tomando viraday y me cuesta subir de peso seria recomendable hacerme un examen de testosterona?? estoy en el gym y no aumento masa muscular gracias

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.
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Activated charcoal and hiv meds

Hi Currently im on meds (artripla).. Im taking those meds on midnight (12am)... If i wanna take some activated charcoal around afternoon or evening (before 6pm) to remove some toxins from my body, will it reduce the effectiveness of the hiv drugs? Or...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.
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Sifilis y resistencia antiretroviral

Hola buenas tardes, mi pregunta es la siguiente: Hace un año fui diagnosticado con SIDA. en mis primeros examenes tenia una carga viral de 1.200.000 y un recuento de CD4 de 28, razón por la cual me medicaron inmediatamente. A los tres meses me tomaro...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.
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Genvoya and Drug Test

Hello, I recently started taking HIV medication Genvoya, and I am wondering if this will cause a false positive for a drug test (since i have to take one in 2-3 weeks, and afraid that there might be a failure in the drug test Please help. Thank you...

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