Category Archives: HIV and Your Health

I am an adult with HIV, which vaccines should I avail?

Last updated on 20 October 2017 Contents are up to date with most recent significant clinical findings on immunization’s efficacy and safety at the time of publication. This article only serves as a guide for HIV-positive men (who are at least … Continue reading

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Muscle wasting and HIV: There’s a supplement for that

Weight loss and wasting due to HIV are very common among Filipino PLHIVs. I thought most diagnoses (including mine) are because of observable weight loss. Even my doctor said it’s quite common among symptomatic patients. My bf nurse introduced me to … Continue reading

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My meds and supplements

Prophylaxis: 1. Isoniazid (anti-tuberculosis) 300 mg/day * 150 days, 30 mins to an hour before breakfast. Isoniazid preventive therapy is best accompanied by Vit B-complex supplementation. IPT finishes March 22. Yay! Current supplements: 1. Vitamin A 5000 IU / Vitamin C … Continue reading

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Third Molar Extraction and HIV (at UP-PGH)

Not having impacted wisdom teeth removed can lead to seriously painful and infectious complications later in life. So, does UP-PGH entertain HIV+ clients for tooth extraction? In general, YES. My teeth had been experiencing a degree of mobility due to my … Continue reading

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Why you should always hope it won’t rain when commuting

1. Traffic congestion results to intensified air pollution. 2. Inclemency of the weather increases the likelihood of catching other viruses. 3. Passenger congestion leads to higher exposure to people who can pass communicable diseases. 4. Flooding makes you more exposed to … Continue reading

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