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HIV, Selenium And Your Symptoms

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In this article ‘HIV, Selenium And Your Symptoms’, you will discover:

* What Is Selenium
* How Does Selenium Help With Your HIV Symptoms?
* What Dose Of Selenium Can You Take To Help With HIV Symptoms?
* Is Selenium Safe To Take For Your HIV Symptoms?
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Selenium: African Studies Reported at Durban

by John S. James

July 28, 2000

As usual, the International Conference on AIDS this year was weak on nutrition, but there was information in scattered abstracts and presentations. A search for “selenium” found three abstracts, two of which concerned nutrition.

“Selenium deficiency is associated with shedding of HIV-1-infected cells in the female genital tract,” by J. Baeten, S. Mostad, M. Hughes and others, abstract #MoOrA226, reported finding selenium deficiency in 11% of 318 women studied in Kenya. They found that the deficiency was associated with “a nearly 3-fold increased likelihood of shedding of genital mucosal HIV-1 DNA, suggesting that deficiency may increase the infectiousness of women with HIV-1.” They suggested further study of nutritional approaches to reducing HIV transmission.
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Selenium: Important New Review of Health Findings

by John S. James
July 28, 2000

Selenium is a mineral which is essential in human nutrition in very small amounts (larger amounts are toxic). New research, much in the last five years, is finding that selenium deficiency may be involved in many important diseases, including HIV. The fact that this mineral has been the subject of irresponsible promotion as a cure-all must not blind us to the real possibilities that proper supplementation may have value in disease prevention and treatment.
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Dietary Supplement Selenium Reduces HIV Viral Load, Increases CD4+ T Cell Count, Study Says

Article Date: 25 Jan 2007 – 21:00 PDT

The dietary supplement selenium can reduce HIV viral loads and increase CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-positive people, according to a study published in the Jan. 22 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, the Los Angeles Times reports (Chong, Los Angeles Times, 1/23). Selenium is a mineral found in many foods and sold as a supplement for less than $10 per one-month supply. It helps regulate the thyroid and the immune system and creates antioxidants that protect the body from molecules that can damage cells, the Miami Herald reports.
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Selenium May Slow March Of AIDS

ScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2008) — Increasing the production of naturally occurring proteins that contain selenium in human blood cells slows down multiplication of the AIDS virus, according to biochemists.

“We have found that increasing the expression of proteins that contain selenium negatively affects the replication of HIV,” said K. Sandeep Prabhu, Penn State assistant professor of immunology and molecular toxicology. “Our results suggest a reduction in viral replication by at least 10-fold.”
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Selenium pills ‘may combat HIV’

Selenium may help the immune system fight back against HIV

Taking daily selenium supplements may block the build up of HIV in a patient’s blood, research suggests.

The University of Miami found a lower HIV viral load in patients who took selenium supplements for nine months.

Selenium deficiencies have been recorded in HIV patients, and evidence suggests the mineral can improve the function of the immune system.

The Archives of Internal Medicine study suggests the supplements may be a cheap and easy way to help keep HIV in check.
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Selenium Suppresses HIV

Posted by Heather J. Patient Expert

Supplementing daily with the essential trace mineral selenium may reportedly suppress the progression of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and improve immune cell counts. Some research supports the use of selenium as an additional therapy for HIV and AIDS, although evidence of its long-term impact is lacking.

Selenium deficiency has been observed in people with HIV infection and AIDS. Mortality rates among HIV-infected adults and children are higher when blood concentrations of selenium are low, possibly due to weakened immune systems.
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Suppression of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Viral Load With Selenium Supplementation

Daily selenium supplementation can suppress the progression of HIV-1 viral burden and provide indirect improvement of CD4 count. The results support the use of selenium as a simple, inexpensive, and safe adjunct therapy in HIV spectrum disease.
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Selenium improves ART response in Nigerian randomized study

Keith Alcorn, Monday, August 14, 2006

Selenium supplementation significantly improved CD4 cell responses to antiretroviral treatment in a large randomised Nigerian study presented on Monday August 14th at the Sixteenth International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada.

People living with HIV/AIDS have low levels of antioxidants and selenium; decreased levels of selenium are associated with immune impairment, disease progression, and increased mortality. Continue reading Selenium improves ART response in Nigerian randomized study

Selenium Treatment Beneficial in HIV

(AIDSmeds.com)
by Tim Horn
January 23, 2007

A new research paper suggests that selenium supplementation is associated with significant health benefits in HIV-positive people, including stabilized viral loads and moderate CD4 count gains.The nine-month placebo-controlled study, conducted by investigators at the University of Miami, was reported in the January 22 issue of the American Medical Association’s Archives of Internal Medicine.
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Why Retroviruses Appear in AIDS, Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases

By Cal Crilly, 27 May 2006
edited by Fintan Dunne, Editor MyLongLife.com

“HIV is so 80’s.
That’s why it’s called a retro virus.”

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Section 1

“First of all I’m not qualified. I’ve been an electronics factory worker for the last decade. I’ve done half a year part-time of university biology but discovered that under our government’s cutbacks, night classes don’t exist anymore –so all of this was researched during tea breaks.”

I’m here because I read John Lauritsen’s AIDS War and for me HIV/AIDS was over once I discovered the truth about the AIDS drugs. That book was written in 1994, so why am I even writing this now? I don’t know.

I also became incredibly ill from Phenol (Benzene) exposure at work and that’s why I know the fine details. This is because Benzene is still the most obvious culprit involved in the T-cell depletion that causes AIDS.

  • “By carefully measuring individual laborers’ exposure to benzene and other chemicals, the researchers showed that the 109 workers exposed below the 1 ppm level still had white blood cell counts almost 15 percent lower than similar workers who were not exposed. The reduction was larger for individuals subjected to more than 10 ppm of benzene.”

My first shot, if I ever say Benzene causes more T-cell depletion than HIV I get called a holocaust denier. Oh well. Continue reading Why Retroviruses Appear in AIDS, Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases