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HIV and diabetes
Sep 4, 2006

My boy friend having diabetes, high blood pressure and renal problem (protein leakage). He was just dianoged with HIV (CD 350++). Will the diabetes cause a lot problem to HIV??? If one day he need to start the HAART, will the insuline injection and high blood pressure med. interacted with HAART??

Response from Dr. Pierone

Some of the HIV medications tend to increase blood glucose and blood pressure and there are some potential drug-drug interactions which may occur. Also, protease inhibitor-based regimens seem to have a greater likelihood of worsening glucose control. That said, these three conditions are common and can be managed simultaneously without major problems. Best of luck!

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