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What should I know about living with HIV and taking nutritional supplements?

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Ceramicmonster

I would really appreciate it if POZ did a far more comprehensive piece on this subject matter. Especially a more complete listing of supplements that are metabolized by the CYP450 enzymes.

May 18, 2016

JOJO

I take Vit D and Vit B12 because my doctor said too. She said she ran the blood work. Other than that never seen a vitamin that does anything great. It's just big $ marketing. Would love to find something for daytime sleepiness and insomnia though, I just tried two sups for it, but they didn't work, so I threw them away.

December 18, 2015

Andy in Walnut Creek

I found this useful, though very much an overview. Answers in this column can't be comprehensive, can they? There's always more homework for we patients to do; blessed be the Internet. If the information is CORRECT, that's good enough for me. Otherwise, it's like reading a Dear Abby letter about alcoholism and taking issue because one's concern is about one's in-laws. (Unless, of course, the article purports to be comprehensive.)

October 29, 2015

JJ Bear

Cont. Wile this article looked at some of the issues it is still myopic. Tunnel vision in regards to dealing with HIV issues does more harm than good. Does POZ ever submit the feedback we give to the article authors? If not they should. They will never understand what our issues are in a lab or from behind a computer using statistics only.

October 27, 2015 Phoenix

JJ Bear

Fine and good we should eat better, unfortunately those of us that are 20 + years poz and were on crap drugs like AZT and Videx have kidney issues. The Quote unquote healthy foods plus the long term anti viral attacks on the kidneys cause oxylate kidney stone issues. Over 1/2 the listed good foods promote the formation of stones. Also cholesterol issues are in the food list, especially for those of us with PN who can not tolerate statins.

October 27, 2015 Phoenix

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