Apr 12, 2002
hi- I have a question- are triglycerides raised by HIV alone or a drug regimen fighting HIV?
Response from Ms. Fields-Gardner
Both. Triglycerides are typically elevated in infection or injury and HIV is an infection. Some drug regimens will also elevate triglycerides. Examples of the anti-HIV medications that have been reported to increase triglycerides include ddI (Videx) and ritonavir (Norvir). In addition to triglycerides, other markers of disease risk should be taken into account when you are deciding on appropriate treatments.
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