HIV Cure Research Update at Shanti- Orange County

BY  | SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
Shanti Orange County welcomes humanitarian, chemical engineer and author Nelson Vergel to speak at the October 18, 2011 Big 7: Latest Advances on HIV Cure Research seminar. Nelson has been HIV positive since 1983 and over the years he has become one of the leading treatment advocates on HIV disease in the U.S.
In 1994 Nelson created “Program for Wellness Restoration” (PoWeR), a national non-profit organization, which is a comprehensive survival program that distributes information on maximizing health and productivity for individuals living with HIV. He has lectured around the country and overseas providing more than 500 seminars on clinical and nutritional information. Nelson is also the founder of Body Positive Wellness Center in Houston, Texas, which has helped nearly 4,000 patients living with HIV live a healthier life and on September 13, 2001, Lee Brown, Mayor of the City of Houston, designated that day “Nelson Vergel Day.”
Although Nelson has graced many magazine covers and has had several articles written about him and his efforts, he is also an accomplished author. His most recent publication, Testosterone: A Man’s Guide – Practical Tips for Boosting Physical, Mental and Sexual Vitality (2010), focuses on men’s mental and physical health. He also co-authored Built to Survive (2001), which is a comprehensive guide to medical use of anabolic steroids, nutrition and exercise for men who are HIV positive.
Shanti is honored to have Nelson Vergel lead the Big 7 seminar and welcome him back to the Shanti Family; he’s been a Caring Heart friend for many years. For more information on Nelson Vergel please visit and

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