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Feb 27, 2002

Doctor; My partners chol is 207 and i don't want it to climb any higher.His meds are Epivir,ziagen and viramune.CD4 696 VL undect Lymph 32. What supp can he safely take to bring him under 200.I have been trying to get him to workout more than 1 day per week.Any certain foods that help.Thank you.

Response from Dr. Henry

He needs to have a fasting cholesterol/triglyceride test done. He needs to find out the level of the good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). If he has few risk factors for heart disease his bad cholesterol level needs to be less than 130. If he has many risk factors (family history, smoking, high blood pressure) then the target is < 100. Diet (see a nutrition)and exercise are still the first lines of defence. KH

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