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HIV+ and cholesterol
Nov 24, 2001

I've read in some journals that there's a relation between cholesterol & HIV, nl. that people with a high cholesterol count are more suscepible to developing AIDS and quicker to develop AIDS. Could it be that for people who find their medicins failing that maybe they should start another regimen but adding cholesterol lowering drugs to this?

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There is test tube data that indicates that cholesterol from the cell membrane is critical for the formation of infectious HIV particles that grow and bud from the infected cell. We are a long way from completely understanding or knowing how to disrupt this process effectively, without destroying other key cell functions that cholesterol is involved in.



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