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Author Topic: HIV and multivitamin and minerals?  (Read 510 times)

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Offline wardp

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HIV and multivitamin and minerals?
« on: January 02, 2019, 05:41:22 am »
Hi happy new year to everybody. I was thinking of taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement as I am 57 is this a good idea or not? I know about the eating s balanced diet bit; but that's not always possible.
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld .3,462 Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov. Switched to truvada efavirence 200mgx2 14 Dec 2017, 2 Feb 2018, us cd4  466, 25%  CD 8 ,595, 32%..1 may 2018
switched  to instgra truvada.7th june switched to truvada  nevirapine stavudine. .21 june switched to truvada nevirapine. X 2 a day...9 aug 2018 ud. 2n Nov 2018 CD 4. 455..22.70% 13th Nov switched ricovir em to lamivir and viramune due to kidney issues...jan 10,2019 UD.kidney function normal range.

Offline dave66intx

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Re: HIV and multivitamin and minerals?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 07:58:18 pm »
I asked my infectious disease doctor same question.   Also about any foods to encourage or avoid.   Her answer:  no problem taking any supplements, and no need to avoid or push any particular foods.   I'm 52.

Hope it helps

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Re: HIV and multivitamin and minerals?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 10:59:27 pm »
Hi happy new year to everybody. I was thinking of taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement as I am 57 is this a good idea or not? I know about the eating s balanced diet bit; but that's not always possible.


To be honest it would not be a bad idea to talk to your doctor about taking supplements, particularly if your diet is leaving you short and you are not able to adjust this.

Do make sure to check before talking anything with your pharmacist though, as some  HIV medications can have interactions with certain supplements & multivitamin combo's.

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Offline wardp

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Re: HIV and multivitamin and minerals?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 04:48:19 am »
Ok checked with doctor said centrum is ok to take. I take it a few hours after arvs. Thanks
Diagnosed 20,July 2017. Cd4 289, 21% vld .3,462 Started atripla 4 Aug 2017 5oct 2017 cd4 384 21%, vl ud less than 20. Switch to complera 4 Nov 2017 switched to stribild 15 the Nov. Switched to truvada efavirence 200mgx2 14 Dec 2017, 2 Feb 2018, us cd4  466, 25%  CD 8 ,595, 32%..1 may 2018
switched  to instgra truvada.7th june switched to truvada  nevirapine stavudine. .21 june switched to truvada nevirapine. X 2 a day...9 aug 2018 ud. 2n Nov 2018 CD 4. 455..22.70% 13th Nov switched ricovir em to lamivir and viramune due to kidney issues...jan 10,2019 UD.kidney function normal range.

Offline Kangaroo

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Re: HIV and multivitamin and minerals?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2019, 10:58:27 pm »
Usually the drug leaflet has instructions for what not to take within a period of time after or before the arv (e.g. multivitamins with sodium in the formula)...

Asking the doctor would also be recommended.
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