Below is an archive of questions and answers from Dr. Kaiser. He is no longer available to answer questions online but this archive is available to help answer some of the questions you might have.
Please respond to the recent study published by the US National Cancer Institute that found "men taking high levels of multivitamins along with other supplements have increased risk of advanced and fatal prostate cancers." Answer
"Iodoquinol," the medication you recommend for intestinal parasites, is not made or sold in NYC. Can you recommend a substitute? Answer
I am experiencing some digestive discomfort. Could it be related to my medications or vitamins? Answer
How do you handle patients that have not ever been able to take anti-viral (HAART type) medications because of nausea? Answer
I need to start taking 200 mg of DHEA and heard 200 mg twice daily may be appropriate. Is this true? Answer
I am following your program for treatment of Blastocystis hominis parasites and I am feeling extremely fatigued and weak. Would it hurt to start probiotics during this treatment, in hopes of digesting more of the food I eat? Are there any types of foods I can eat during the treatment that will improve some of the fatigue? Answer
I don't understand what my
CD4 count and viral load test
results mean and whether I need to start taking drugs. Answer
Will a patient supplementing with exogenous DHEA automatically have a
decrease in endogenous production? Answer
My doctor says some ingredients in supplements may be bad for me. How can we convince doctors of the positive effects of micro nutrients? Answer
I was treated for Burkett's Lymphoma and now my CD4 count is low.
How can I help prevent the cancer coming back? Answer
My sinuses fill in cold weather and my energy takes a nose dive causing
stress. What can I do about this problem? Answer
I have a CD4 count of 670 with 30 percent CD4's . However, I suffer
from leukoplakia and fatigue on an almost constant basis. Any suggestions?
I have HIV and feel well however my CD4 count has stopped going up.
I take some vitamins. What else do I need to do? Answer
What's the best way to treat Blastocystis hominus and its cysts? Answer
I've become very depressed and have lost weight since finding out
I have HIV. Answer
Has anyone else had symptoms of diarrhea when starting K-PAX vitamins?
If I am on antiviral medication and my labs have been perfectly normal
for a while (CD4>500, VL undetectable), is it possible for me to
stop taking the meds (go on a treatment interruption) and see what happens?
My son tested negative twice for HIV and then just a few weeks later
tested positive. How could that happen? What do we need to do now?
I'm curious as to the mechanism at work behind your "Hit Early"
recommendation. Can you explain your approach? Answer
I am hesitating in taking any drugs due to the side effects and horror
stories I hear. What are your thoughts? Answer
I need to supplement my K-PAX vitamins with additional calcium and
B6 for PMS symptoms. Can you recommend a quality vitamin brand for these
What is the lifespan of a HIV positive person
if they refuse to take any drugs or medication? Answer
I take Combivir and
Viramune. My side effects are high cholesterol and tingling and numbness
in my hands at night. Any suggestions? Answer
What is the average lifespan of someone who is
HIV(+) from the day the person is infected? Does smoking in anyway aggrevate
the disease? Answer
Does insurance cover the purchase of K-PAX vitamins? Answer
Once I begin taking the K-PAX supplement should I discontinue the
use of the other supplements? Answer
Would it be OK to add the K-PAX supplement to my medications at breakfast?
What treatments for thyroid associated fatigue issues are currently
Can you please put the transcription of your HIV Micronutrient Study
presentation on your website? Answer
Is there anything important missing in the Pearson formula we are
now taking that would justify our increasing our monthly vitamin bill
$50/each/per month to take your formula? Answer
What is your actual stand on natural therapies versus anti-viral medications? Answer
I have had chronic digestive system complaints and/or intestinal
parasite infections such as Blastocystis hominus for many years. Is
there any new information you can offer regarding the diagnosis, treatment,
and management of these conditions? Answer
I'm trying to decide when to start on meds. My CD4 cells are 661,
viral load 19,000. I also have HPV and a history of cervical dysplasia.
What is your opinion? Answer
I have recently been diagnosed with neuropathy. I started taking
Calcuim and Magnesuim, but my feet always feel numb and my ankles usually
ache. Is there something else I can do or take? Answer
One problem I have had is a lot of gas.I have found that products
such as GasX and Beano help to control this problem. Is there any downside
to taking these products on a regular basis? Answer
I have been HIV+ and HEP B+ for 22+ years.Do you have any experience
in treating people with both HIV and Hep B? And what other things should
I be doing? Answer
What are your thoughts on Coenzyme Q-10? Why is it no longer in your
I am extremely tired all the time. How can I boost my energy level?
I found out that I am HIV(+) on 10/02, my CD4 count is now 460 and
my viral load is 6000. I am not on medications at this time. I take
several vitamin and mineral supplements. What combinations work best
to keep my immune system strong? Answer
Does the combination of Amprenavir and K-PAX vitamin supplements
provide too much Vitamin E? Answer
What is the average life span of a patient with AIDS? Answer
I started 3 days ago: 3TC, Viread and Sustiva. Do you feel that this
combination is the right one? When will the feeling of disorientation,
uneasiness go away ? If I have to change from Sustiva, what would you
I have discovered that an employee has HIV, is it safe for him to
work in a food industry? Answer
Is there any data on the HIV virus causing pain in joints? Answer
I would go on anti-viral meds tomorrow if I could have regular STI's
such as 3 weeks on, then 3 weeks off, and so on. Will
I am a doctor in a Third World African country. We have a lot of problems
with HIV-related neuropathy. Any
help for us?
I have had a great deal of trouble in recent months when adding L-Carnitine
to my mix of supplements and vitamins. Any
My doctor took me off nandralone injections because he doesn't think
I need it. Also he says it is no longer available. Is this true? I am
losing weight and feel I need the injections. What would you recommend?
Is there another anabolic steroid that is as effective as nandralone
and oxandralone but less likely to cause high RBC and low HDL? Answer
I am in chronic pain from an auto accident. Can you help? Answer
I am newly infected (5-6 months) and you say counter to most other
info you should start meds. I am feeling unprepared to jump in on the
meds with my count being where it is. Any suggestions?Answer
I live in Chicago and would like to go to a physician that shares
your philosophy of integrating traditional and non-traditional healing
methods. Do you offer a referral service that could help me? Answer
I am beginning to get a 'potbelly' probably due to a side effect known
as Lipodystophy. Do you have a current protocol or information I can
use to suppress or overcome this problem? Answer
How safe is NAC? Any side effects to be expected? How long can you
take NAC - indefinitely? Answer
I found out about Alpha-Lipoic Acid to help my PN. I am taking four
100mg tablets a day. Is this dose beneficial or does it have to be higher?
Also, are there any side effects? Answer
I have MS. What do you recommend to help me recover both muscle mass
and nerve conduction? Answer
My friend has HIV and lives in Hong Kong. I've read your book and
am very impressed with your approach and the promising results you have
achieved. Is there a way you can consult with my friend? Answer
What size needle is used to inject Deca? What are the injection sites?
My CD4 cells and viral load are doing great but I am suffering from
HIV medication side effects including painful neuropathy and sever lipodystrophy.
Is there anything else that I can be doing? Answer
I am considering going on a low carb (Atkins) diet for weight loss
and have HIV. What are your thoughts about doing so? Answer
Do you know where I could get the "hot spot" test for breast
cancer and if it is safe? AnswerEffects
of sharing water with HIV patient in specific circumstances Answer
Is deca-durabolin beneficial to the healing of ligaments eg. after
an ACL reconstruction? Answer
I am thinking of taking stanazonol (winstrol 5mg tabs) by Stromba.
I had Hodgkins disease 10 years ago and I am a little worried.
I am very interested in the self-help group you mention in your book
"Healing HIV", and would like to know more about it. Answer
Will ALA, or MSM help in alieviating the pain associated with neuropathy?
She is currently taking neurontin @ 600 mg 3 times per day. Answer
I am using your vitamin protocol and definitely noticed improvement
in my energy and appearance! It recommends n-acetyl cysteine. I use
n-acetyl-L-cysteine. What's the difference? Tell me more about the vitamin.
A couple weeks ago, I started the vitamin & supplement protocol
recommended in your book, Healing HIV. Since
then I have developed diarrhea. I was wondering whether one of the vitamins
I'm taking could be the likely cause, and what I can do to mitigate
Do you know of any physicians in the NYC area with similar approaches
to yours? Answer
Can nevirapine cause symptoms that resemble "intoxication"
or increase neuropathy? Answer
I believe I was recently infected with HIV. If I start medicine, will
I have to stay on it? Answer
I have always had a low viral load, (5,000 was the highest), and high
T Cell count, usually around 900 to 950. My last tests resulted in a
viral load of 135,000 and t cells of 484. What would cause such a great
jump in my counts and what should I do? Answer
What is the best way to "stack" different anabolic hormones?
Are there any other NNRTI (Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor)
drugs that I can take before going on a protese inhitor? Answer
I believe I have giardia lamblia but the tests keep coming up negative.
Do you have any suggestions? Answer
What is the correct way to take deca durabolin for maximum effects?
I have a viral load of 12,000 copies/ml and a CD4 count of 270. When
should I begin medications and is there anything I can do to keep these
numbers steady? Answer
Can you tell us anything about co-infections in the lungs? Answer
I have read that steroids are a "cause" of prostate cancer.
Is there valid evidence for this, or is it the aromatization of testosterone
that is the cause? If the later, could it not be controlled with Arimidez?
My v.l. is 5,000 and my Cd count is 470. My doctor says I don't need
medication and I feel no symptoms. What can I do to prolong my current
health and to slow down the progress of my condition? Answer
I am currently on Anadrol. Would I be better off going back to Deca-Durablin
or changing to Oxandralone?Answer
Was it wise to go on antiviral therapy when I discovered my viral
load was high (over 100,000) and KS was appearing? Answer
I am a 54 year old father of a recently diagnosed 22 year old male,
hetero son. Please help me to help my son. Answer
I know that the way AZT is dosed has been changed but wonder if the
toxicity still holds true? Do you put any of your patients on AZT? Answer
Dr. Kaiser's April speech mentions dropping Co-enzyme Q10 from the
supplement regimen. Why is that? Answer
I stopped taking all of my meds about one month ago due to lipodystrophy.
Two weeks after that I developed a fever that has continued ranging
from 99 to 102.5. Do you have an explanation? Answer
Have there been any studies of alpha lipoic acid (thiotic acid) in
the USA for peripheral neuropathy (HIV related or diabetic)? Answer
Are there any new and upcoming drugs that work on our immune system
to enable it to work better and keep CD4 cell levels higher?Answer
Is there a rough timetable upon which to start treatment from the
time of HIV infection? Answer
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