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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 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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