Eating habbits to avoid meds. Can you attest to this?

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    Feb 09, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    I've spoken with 2 men who have been HIV Positive for 20+ years w/out ever having to take medications. In my case, the condom simply ripped because I used a natural oil that weekend it I guess. Sex was on fire in more ways than one. My bud didn't know about his status and I didn't know there was such a thing as PEP treatment.

    So here I am, I eat extremely healthy, all natural, cooked meets, mostly fish, poultry occasional man meat. (LOL) Red meat.

    So far healthy not on meds, good stable readings since 4/09.
    Do practice safe sex and inform my partners beforehand.

    Now that you know the history. Would love to read your thoughts on avoiding meds for this and any other virus.
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    Feb 10, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    Male saidI've spoken with 2 men who have been HIV Positive for 20+ years w/out ever having to take medications. In my case, the condom simply ripped because I used a natural oil that weekend it I guess. Sex was on fire in more ways than one. My bud didn't know about his status and I didn't know there was such a thing as PEP treatment.

    So here I am, I eat extremely healthy, all natural, cooked meets, mostly fish, poultry occasional man meat. (LOL) Red meat.

    So far healthy not on meds, good stable readings since 4/09.
    Do practice safe sex and inform my partners beforehand.

    Now that you know the history. Would love to read your thoughts on avoiding meds for this and any other virus.


    I think it's possible. Halle Berry has diabetes but takes no medication, rather eating proper.
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    Feb 10, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    There are some people who are HIV positive, but they never develop the disease, those are people who have what is called CCR5 receptor mutation, that is found in 1% of human beings, so that means that they don’t have to take meds.

    The rest of the people should take medications as soon as they are diagnosed; when their immune system has not been damage by the virus.
    Long time ago the trend was to start medications when developing signs of opportunistic infection, then the trend was to start when CD4 were less than 350, then the trend was to start when CD4 were less than 500, nowadays the trend is to start as soon as diagnosed.

    Remember something, a person may look in good shape, may eat VERY healthy, may exercise every day, may do whatever you want, but the virus does not stop damaging your immune system unless you are on medication.

    The moral: Start meds as soon as possible; some studies have shown that the damage to the immune system is irreversible.

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    Feb 10, 2010 2:34 AM GMT
    While a good diet might improve your overall health, it isn't going to make much difference in your battle with HIV. I have been eating deep fried cheese sticks, bacon, peanut m&m's, deep fried chicken tenders with massive quantities of ranch dressing and many many many cookies for the last 11 years. I've never been on meds and my viral load remains very low, occasionally undetectable and my cd4 bounces between 400 and 1,000.
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    Feb 10, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    makavelli said
    Male saidI've spoken with 2 men who have been HIV Positive for 20+ years w/out ever having to take medications. In my case, the condom simply ripped because I used a natural oil that weekend it I guess. Sex was on fire in more ways than one. My bud didn't know about his status and I didn't know there was such a thing as PEP treatment.

    So here I am, I eat extremely healthy, all natural, cooked meets, mostly fish, poultry occasional man meat. (LOL) Red meat.

    So far healthy not on meds, good stable readings since 4/09.
    Do practice safe sex and inform my partners beforehand.

    Now that you know the history. Would love to read your thoughts on avoiding meds for this and any other virus.


    I think it's possible. Halle Berry has diabetes but takes no medication, rather eating proper.


    she is a liar. even if you don`t eat any carbs your body still needs a little bit of insulin.
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    Feb 13, 2010 9:43 PM GMT
    Yeah it's genetics for you most likely. Proper diet & lifestyle can help boost your immune system, but it's not the key to outcomes related to HIV.

    For most people, the key is compliance with meds.
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    Feb 16, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    . It’s all in the numbers, check your cd4 count and viral load, get a base line and continue to monitor. If the numbers don't go up or down, you're doing something right. Be honest with your health care provider and maintain a healthy lifestyle. My best in controlling this.
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    Feb 16, 2010 3:04 PM GMT
    DO NOT DISREGARD HUMAN HEALTH MEASURES! AND UNLESS SOMEONE HERE IS A DOCTOR AND GIVES YOU FEEDBACK, I'D HEDGE ABOUT FOLLOWING ANY ADVICE THEY GIVE YOU.







    Sorry to shout, but I feel really strongly about this. Those of us who aren't doctors shouldn't be practicing medicine when prompted like this.