Category Archives: Mind and Body

 

The Benefits of Using Mantras

One of the biggest challenges for many people with HIV/AIDS is maintaining a strong support network. A good support network has a lot of important benefits. People with a good support network are better able to get to doctors appointments, to cope with side effects from HAART and are more...
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Yogurt with Probiotics

Yogurt is a very popular food in many parts of the world. It is made from fermented milk, and the fermenting process uses several bacteria that are normally found in the human gut. These bacteria are actually symbiotes – they are supposed to live inside of us and help us...
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Vitamin D

Many people know that vitamin D is important for healthy bones, because it helps the body process calcium. However it also plays an important role in the immune system. Getting enough vitamin D can help prevent and fight HIV and other infections. Here’s how: Part of the way the body...
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Chocolate, Green Tea and Neurologic Disorders

A new study in the Journal of Neurovirology found that epicatechins can protect against the neurological complications of HIV. Epicatechins are natural anti-oxidants. They are found primarily in unfermented tea and dark chocolate. HIV caused neurological damage is a challenge for doctors to treat. HAART is unable to stop HIV...
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HIV and Contraceptives

The World Health Organization recently released updated guidelines on the use of hormonal contraceptives for women with HIV and women whose sexual partners have HIV. These updated guidelines are a response to several studies which have found evidence that some hormonal contraceptives may increase a woman’s risk of being infected,...
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