I am a long term survivor of HIV, 17 years. I have been on diability for 15 years. My viral load is non detectable and CD 4 around 500 with Meds. I have not had an OI since 1997. My biggest whine is that I have fatigue that stops me in my tracks. And eczema on my hands that calms down then flares up. It has not gone away since appearing years ago. I also have wasting. I mention these things everytime I visit the HIV clinic, which happens to be a very large HIV research center at the University of Alabama, Birmingham and they have no answers for me. I work with a nutritionist/herbalist and she suggested I eliminate gluten.
How would you suggest I approach this without doing the “Elimination Diet” approach? I have watched all of the videos and I may have food allergies too.
If you want to confirm gluten sensitivity, get genetically tested. Additionally, you should rule out other food allergies using the Elisa Act test. Nutritional deficiencies should also be ruled out as HIV is intrinsically linked to nutritional status. All of this is done very simply in a clinical setting. Unfortunately most doctors ignore these important fundamental principles. I would be happy to speak with you in detail about this. Just call my office – 281-240-2229.