|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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