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Nutrition & HIV / Re: Battling HIV Naturally
« Last post by Lorenzopier on Today at 04:43:27 AM »
Still, "it is incredibly useful to find new strategies to delay the progression of HIV disease," said Dr. Jared Baeten, an associate professor of global health at the University of Washington in Seattle who's familiar with the findings. "Not every HIV-infected person is immediately willing, or able, to initiate anti-retroviral therapy. Inexpensive, proven treatments ahead of starting anti-retroviral therapy can fill an important role."
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Nutrition & HIV / Re: Battling HIV Naturally
« Last post by mecch on Today at 04:03:50 AM »
For individuals who for whatever reason cannot access AVR OR HAART this study suggests a very slight delay in disease progression.
http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/news/20131126/multivitamins-may-help-fight-hiv-progression-study-suggests

Sure I would take the vitamins if that was the only thing available.  You do realise how very sad and enraging such a situation is and how very cynical and possibly dangerous is such research.

Humans need good food and humans need access to life-savig medicine. There is or could easily be enough good food and enough life-saving medicine for everyone on this planet. If there isn't enough of either, its due to failed government, war, and unequal distribution of wealth and power.  So its a bit revolting to offer a multi-vitamen in place of what should be a human right, and its morally murky to research the efficacy of such stop-gap measures.

my opinion.
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Nutrition & HIV / Re: Battling HIV Naturally
« Last post by Lorenzopier on Today at 03:52:26 AM »
For individuals who for whatever reason cannot access AVR or HAART this study suggests a very slight delay in disease progression.
http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/news/20131126/multivitamins-may-help-fight-hiv-progression-study-suggests
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newly Infected
« Last post by Tonny2 on Today at 03:02:15 AM »


        ojo       hello empire...welcome, now you are not alone, here you will find support and information about HIV...it's normal you feel this way, it will take time to adjust to your new life, but, I promise, it will get better...try to make a list of all the questions you may want to ask the doctor, and you have to feel comfortable with him, because you two are going to deal with your health, even your live...welcome again...big hug on you way           ojo
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Extremely Devastated
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 02:04:14 AM »
Beautiful island.
I have been to Luzon, Negros, and Leyte.
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Living With HIV / Re: PCP
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on Today at 01:23:14 AM »
Tonny,
You are always nice to me.
Thank you .
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Am I Infected? / Re: Im Very Anxious
« Last post by kombokenk on Today at 01:08:00 AM »
Thanks... And one little question

CMV or EBV Does not cause false negative Hiv TEST ?????
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newly Infected
« Last post by Weber on Today at 12:55:37 AM »
Hi Empire,

Take a deep breath and try to think ahead instead of beating yourself up about how, when, with whom it happened, etc. those are dark territory and only cause deeper depression at this point. The feeling of shock has the potential to push you to quickly tell someone to relieve burden. My only advice (from my own experience) is not to rush with disclosure. give yourself sometime to process the news. Then you will have a much better judgement about who to share your dx with. In the meantime, starting your treatment should be the priority and come talk to us and get your emotions off your chest as much as you want here. We're all here to support.

Welcome. You're not alone...
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Newly Infected
« Last post by AlreadyTired on Today at 12:22:21 AM »
I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Beginning medical care is most important. Where are you in that process? The emotions will be crazy: depression, anxiety, anger, some acceptance and then back on the roller coaster. The best advice I was given was to tell only a few or none. I told only one friend outside of my medical/case worker team. One dear friend who I believed in and who stands by me with unending support. I still haven't told my family and it has been four months since my diagnosis. I might not tell them. Wait until the emotions stabilize a bit and you have more information about your progress. Stay close to us in this forum. There are long timers on here that are a wealth of knowledge and support. Know your limits, though about reading information. It can be overwhelming and you can always pick up where you left off after a break.
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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Extremely Devastated
« Last post by AlreadyTired on Today at 12:10:22 AM »
I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. No doubt that you have to start meds for your immunity to rebound. However, it's not too early to educate yourself on healthy habits that support a strong immune system. There are many recommended diets and exercise so pick one that fits your lifestyle and other health issues, if you have any. Reducing stress is important, too, and there's a variety of ways to do that. I will echo the truth already spoken, none of this replaces your HIV medication. It simply helps you live healthy while supporting your immune system.
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