I rarely make it to the doctors. I don't recommend it...but there's nothing there for my time wasted. I have an appointment later this week, and the level of input on their part will determine my choice to continue or switch doctors again.
Good news though, January labs were " viral load 290". Amazing, No meds! I thought the receptionist said "2900", but after several repeats and confirmations... it was 290. I was initially worried, my CD4 was low at the 300's, but with a viral load at 290, I see no problem. It was in the 2000's a year ago, and has come down. No meds.
So, diet...healthy eating, and lifestyle choices MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I can't stress it enough for the newly diagnosed...."take better care of yourself!!!"
Since I am not on meds, I am not restricted on herbal remedies I can try; and Basil Oil is something I have been using. Along with lots of fresh mushrooms, mushroom soup, dark purple fruits, and probiotics; I maintain an above average healthy diet. Nothing extraordinary, but the simplest and freshest possible. No microwaved stuff and rarely fast foods. I still crave sweets now and then, but since I eat salads 75% of the time, I do indulge.
I guess I must write a book to perpetuate this theory, because no one seems to want to grasp the idea that foods can kill you or help save you. I think the basil oil is the kicker, it kills viruses. What more is there to say?
Eat to live healthier, Linda
**(Note from The Well Project: It is advised to speak to your health care provider about nutritional supplements you are taking or any changes in your medications)