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Author Topic: Question about supplements to take while having HIV  (Read 2209 times)

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Offline Gaguy2know

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Question about supplements to take while having HIV
« on: October 06, 2008, 06:50:20 AM »
Hello people,

I was diagnosed with HIV in Aug 2003 and then diabetes in Oct 2003.  So i got a double whammy.  the HIV is undercontrol but my diabetes is not.  but my main concern is what kind of supplements are good to take with my hiv meds to boost my body's metabolism and health.  I am currently taking Reyataz, Norvir, Videx EC, and Truvada.  Been taking that for several years now.    VL is undetectable and has been for a long time and cd4 is 750.  I have heard good things and bad things about certain supplements and herbal meds.  I wanted to try echinacea and even bought some echinacea tea. i love herbal teas.  I have heard that echinacea can be good for the immune system but that it isnt good for some HIV persons.  why is that?  What herbal teas or medicines would you recommend to boost my metabolism and help with my overall health and even my diabetes.

thanks

eric
Veni Vidi Vici
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: Question about supplements to take while having HIV
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 08:13:15 AM »
Hello people,

I was diagnosed with HIV in Aug 2003 and then diabetes in Oct 2003.  So i got a double whammy.  the HIV is undercontrol but my diabetes is not.  but my main concern is what kind of supplements are good to take with my hiv meds to boost my body's metabolism and health.  I am currently taking Reyataz, Norvir, Videx EC, and Truvada.  Been taking that for several years now.    VL is undetectable and has been for a long time and cd4 is 750.  I have heard good things and bad things about certain supplements and herbal meds.  I wanted to try echinacea and even bought some echinacea tea. i love herbal teas.  I have heard that echinacea can be good for the immune system but that it isnt good for some HIV persons.  why is that?  What herbal teas or medicines would you recommend to boost my metabolism and help with my overall health and even my diabetes.

thanks

eric

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=21893.msg279619#msg279619


Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Question about supplements to take while having HIV
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 08:16:40 AM »
Hello Eric,

This site also offers a very good lesson on diet and nutrition, that you may find helpful :


http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/Nutrition_7670.shtml

Ray

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

 


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