Q and A


Is lemon Juice good for someone with HIV?


Loudly and clearly…. “only HIV medicines have been proven to reduce CD4 and viral load”.

No diet, no special foods, no supplements or herbs – not matter what people say or advertisers claim. Everything claiming this is a scam.

Squeeze lemon on fresh fish, drop a slice in a cool drink, make lemonade. All nice if you like them and nice things are good. But only HIV medicines with effectively treat HIV.


  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Kizito,

    It is possible to have a viral load test in Kampala. The following hospital offers this service: https://mildmay.or.ug/

  2. Kizito

    I need to check for viral load in my country its hard to do so I wish cud have such test am from Uganda kampala

  3. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Solomon,

    Please see the answer to your previous comment here http://i-base.info/qa/6204

  4. Solomon

    I have just tested positive with a 258000 viral load, how does this convert to cd4 count?

  5. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Ray,

    As Simon says loudly and clearly, only HIV medicines will effectively treat HIV. Lemon can be nice in food and drinks. It has no effect on HIV.

  6. RAY

    you mean biochem lemon has effect

  7. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Shazz,

    The answer was that this was a question for a dietician about increasing appetite. Only HIV medicines work against HIV.

    If you have lost weight and have a low appetite, this is important to tell your doctor.

    Like most foods, lemon juice will not do you any harm so if you try this and it helps, this is fine. I am more worried about why you need this and that your doctor knows about your worries.

  8. Shazz

    im surprised they havent answered you…

  9. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Chama,

    We answer Q’s about HIV, not general dietary questions. If you’re looking for foods that may help with your appetite, please consult a dietitian.

  10. chama

    I’m asking if taking lemon juices good for HIV patient and can it help in giving u appetite


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