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Cuando tomar creatina

Hola Nelson,tengo 54 años, estoy en tratamiento(Trubada, Ritonavir, Atazanavir) desde hace seis años, CV indetectable y los CD4 entre 700/900, trabajo y hago actividad física 5/6 días a la semana ya que hago carreras de trail, hago una alimentación s...

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Having a constantly low cd4 count

Hello I have been on arv for close to four years now, I started treatment with a count of 32cells it rises slowly to 115 then it start going down again now it's on 67cells. Please what can I do to increase my count?

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How to tell my boyfriend am hiv+

My boyfriend and i have been together for six months. And therefore we are both in a serious relationship. he wants us to build a family but here is the problem , Is am scared on how to tell him about my case and how is going to react. My question in...

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Why only one person cured of HIV in ten years?

Nelson, I just saw the news of Timothy Brown's recent 10 year anniversary of being cured of HIV. I am happy for him but sad that noone else has been cured since he was. Why is that? Why can't they repeat his case? Not enough research? Or was he just ...

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I am desperate with this massive weight gain

hi there, I was diagnosed with full blown AIDS and was very sick in 2012 and was started on atripla, last year I was changed to odefsey...within months of starting the atripla I greatly reduced my viral load and was undetectable. I'm now 40 and my ma...

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Is Metformin Important for People with HIV?

Nelson, I am seeing more reports on Metformin as an anti-aging drug with benefits beyond those for diabetes. Could you expand on this? Have you taken it?

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My Dr. Switched my Efavirenz for a Generic brand named Yoanivag

Can I trust the new generic Efavirenz named Yoanivag that my Dr gave me here in Mexico. I was taking until last month Stocrin and I am afraid if it will be bsd for me to change my medication. Can you please advise me Nelson?

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Donating blood to lower #s

53 yo in great health. avid lifter who uses runs trt doses of testosterone and does a couple of blasts a year with other steroids. Never had issues with bloodwork before but this year Hemoglobin was above range 18.5(range 14-18.1) as well as PVC bloo...

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Red Yeast Rice Safety in HIV+ People with Normal Cholesterol

Dear Nelson, Thank you for all your enormous help as a knowledgeable long-term survivor. You are a blessing to all of us. There is an ongoing debate and a big-scale study regarding the use of statins in HIV patients, regardless of their cholesterol l...

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Hight testostrone level but low libido

I am a type 2 insulin and metformin dependant athletic male with 750 Ngl total testostrone and 2.0 miu/ml Leutenising Hormone and .5 HGH level . MY libido is very low and my erections are not great . I am a rock climber and a fitness model . Is there...