|Is this ok?
Nov 8, 2006
I am a bit concerned over my cholesterol readings......they seem rather low and not what I was expecting. I am a 31 year old female and have been pos. for 13 years and doing well (no meds). Here are the results of my cholesterol though; Total - 122 LDL - 66 HDL - 42 Trig - 70 Is this a common finding in advanced HIV? I thought HIV itself was known to raise Triglycerides? What do you think about these numbers doc...do you see these routinely?
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
Actually, your lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) levels are fine. Extremely low cholesterol values (<75-100) can be seen in persons with advanced HIV disease; you're also correct in that elevations in triglycerides is common among persons with HIV (even without HAART).
But, overall, your values are not bad at all.
Hope this helps, BY
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