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HIV/diabetic symptoms

Mar 15, 2004

Does HIV infection itself (versus HAART drugs) cause diabetic symptoms, such as insulin resistance and high glucose?

Thank you.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Not likely. There is either a genetic predisposition underlying the infection, or HIV drugs unmask or hasten the onset. The exact mechanism of how HIV drugs do this is not yet established.

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