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Insurance

Does my medicare cover Ensure if I have a doctor prescription

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testosterone and hepatitis c

Is it bad to take testosterone with hepatitis c

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side effects of Aspavor.

Hi Nelson Thanks again for your time. For almost 8 years I've been on Aluvia ( Kaletra) and Truvada. I'm doing pretty well. Viral load undetectable for 15 years. Aluvia raised cholesterol. My doctor gave me Aspavor to lower it. Side effects are unbea...

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heartattack

I have read reports on the web that HIV infected are MORE likely to have heart attacks, is this true?

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Vit B Complex and CD8 numbers (part 2)

Here is the reference, Acta Haematol. 2015;133(1):83-8. doi: 10.1159/000362356. Epub 2014 Aug 23. High percentage of regulatory T cells before and after vitamin B12 treatment in patients with pernicious anemia. Watanabe S1, Ide N, Ogawara H, Yokoha...

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Vit B Complex and CD8 numbers

Dear Nelson, I just came across an article that mentions the effect of Vit B12 (methyl-cobalamine) supplementation on decreasing total CD8 count and thus, helping normalize CD4/CD8 ratios. Apparently, Vit B12 deficiency is quite common among HIV-ers....

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Whole body cryotherapy

Hello. Whole body cryotherapy is quite popular procedure in my country. It says it increases and strengthens the immune system. I tried it once. Can it help to strengthen the immune system having HIV and taking pills therapy? Is it safe? Thank you!...

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Genitalia warts

Genitalia warts- Is it possible to get genital warts on your butt?

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Testosterone levels r normal libido very low

I hav been taking medication like cialis viagra levitra for some time now it has been working very gud bit lately it's not working in have had my testerone levels checked and they have come out normal seen the urologist and have has put me on 5 mg ci...

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Low viral load without ART

Hello Doctor, I was diagnosed positive this month. My viral load is 2500 copies/ml with CD4 count 375 (23%). Actually viral load is low, so not so sure starting ART would help increasing CD4 parameters? It seems to be long and uncertain process. What...