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Sudden Surge in Cholesterol After 6 Years?
Sep 22, 2005

Hi doctor: I have been on HIV meds for about 6 years now and literally have had a stable level of total cholesterol between 140 and 150. All of a sudden on this last visit my total nmbers have reported as 240. This seems quite alarming considering I have had low cholesterol my entire life on these medications. Is this common? Should I worry about this? I workout, am in great shape and am 31 years old. I appreciate any help you can offer.

Response from Dr. Henry

It is somewhat usual on stable meds to have a sharp jump in levels (assume they have all been fasting-if not then there can be some variability due to recent meals). You need to have a fasting level done and the various fractions looked at (HDL, LDL, VLDL, triglycerides) to ascertain the what and partly the why the levels increased. KH

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