NEW! Managing and Preventing HIV Med Side-Effects

To mark its fifth anniversary, the New York Buyers’ Club has prepared a special edition of SUPPLEMENT. In it you will find a concise Guide to managing and preventing HIV medication side effects with supplements and other complementary and alternative therapies.

This is an invaluable introduction to how nutritional supplements can be used to counter those side effects that can make life miserable–or even disrupt treatment adherence–in people taking antiretroviral medications for HIV.

Read about approaches to dealing with diarrhea, nausea, heart health issues, diabetes, insomnia, fatigue, liver stress, lipodystrophy, anxiety and depression.

This FREE Guide is available online at:

On the NYBC website you can also SUBSCRIBE to the nonprofit co-op’s quarterly FREE newsletter, THE SUPPLEMENT, which continues to offer a unique perspective on current evidence-based use of supplements for chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes/insulin resistance, hepatitis and other liver conditions, anxiety/depression, osteoarthritis, cognitive and neurorological issues, and gastrointestinal dysfunction. booklet: “The HIVer’s Guide to Coping with Diarrhea & Other Gut Side Effects”

This is an excellent and easy-to-read booklet that can be read online, or ordered from at

Gastrointestinal or gut problems–diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, gas, loss of appetite–are very common for people with HIV, with consequences ranging from temporary to very serious. This booklet takes you through the common causes: HIV meds, other meds or supplements, the effects of HIV itself, your diet, psychological triggers, or other health problems (such as parasites). It then sorts through some of the most used treatments, including over-the-counter drugs, supplements, prescription meds, changing your diet.

Some of the many good points about this booklet: the “When to Call Your Doctor” sections, the personal stories, the “Doctor’s Notes,” and the dietary tips and supplement recommendations.

All About Supplements: the FAQ from the New York Buyers’ Club

This FAQ is now posted on the New York Buyers’ Club website in an easy-to-navigate format:


Topics covered include supplements used to improve gut function, manage cholesterol/triglycerides, address liver disease, help with mood/memory, maintain lean muscle mass and optimal weight, and address conditions like nausea, diarrhea and neuropathy.