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Thou Shalt Fear AIDS

Lest We Forget




When to START Drugs?

You Said It

Burn that Belly

In Sync with ZInc

No Butts About It

Preconceptions

HIV a Best Seller?

Considering Cannabis




The Importance of Remembering Ryan White

Insult to Injury

World Cup Wrap Up

Back-to-School Books

Angels Redux

Crying Uncle

Fear & Loathing in Illinois




Editor's Letter

Letters

Keeping Track

GMHC Treatment Issues- September 2010



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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September 2010


In Sync with ZInc

HIV-positive people who have deficient zinc levels should consider supplements, says a study in the June 15 Clinical Infectious Diseases. It’s especially true for those whose viral loads don’t stay undetectable with HIV meds. Adequate zinc levels support good immune function.

In the 18 months of the study, daily zinc supplements (women got 12 mg; men, 15) boosted immune function and significantly cut diarrhea. The U.S. National Institutes of Health generally recommends 8 mg for women and 11 mg for men.

More than half of all HIV-positive people could use some extra zinc, so ask your doctor for a simple blood test to determine if you should head for the supplements aisle.

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