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I Have High Cholesterol Does That Mean I Have Aids

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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know If You Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Physical Activity and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Lipids are fats and fat-like substances in the blood. Cholesterol andtriglycerides are lipids. Your body uses...
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is 188,000 a high viral load does this mean aids

my very best friend in the whole world just tested positive, and now we just found out her viral load is 188,000 and her t-cell count is 550 she also has HEP C .can someone please tell me if this is real bad. is she going to die and does this mean...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
AIDS is defined as having a CD4 count of < 200 or < 14%. You cannot have an AIDS diagnosis based on a high viral load count. A CD4 count of 550 is quite good and is a long way off from having AIDS.... Read more »

Child on Kaletra and High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you all for the wonderful work that you do. It means alot to me and I am sure to so many others to have a forum where we can voice our fears and concerns and have so many knowledgeable doctors give us...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Heart disease generally develops slowly so the elevated lipids are not an emergency in the vast majority of cases but bear careful attention. If the regimen could be changed (switch off the Zerit and substitute boosted atazanavir for the Kaletra... Read more »

High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Hello,Thank you for the work you do. I have a question about lowering cholesterol. I have been on HIV meds for almost two years. I started on Truvada/Sustiva and recently switched to Atripla. They have been working very well to control my HIV. My...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Diet, exercise, and fish oil supplements (often in doses of omega 3 fish oil @ 2-4 grams/day can be helpful in lowering elevated triglyceride levels in persons with HIV infection. KH... Read more »

High Cholesterol Levels

Since I've become HIV+, my Cholesterol levels went from 178 2.5 years ago to 290 where it is now. I'm beginning to worry. I've changed my eating habits drastically since becoming positive. I drink tons of water, my BIA analysis...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well -- a few comments... first -- it is great to see that Dan Quayle had a durable impact on society including its approach to spelling common snack food items...As for your cholesterol. In someone who is a nonsmoker, with a normal blood... Read more »
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Numbers don't mean anything.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV/AIDS doesn't have a set pattern. Not ever person infected is going to test positive. 8.5 weeks after infection, or 6 months after infection. Most people who test positive do so after being infected years, and after their health has declined... Read more »

does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
Epitope-Enhanced Conserved HIV-1 Peptide Protects HLA-A2-Transgenic Mice Against Virus Expressing HIV-1 Antigen
Takahiro Okazaki1,*, C. David Pendleton*, Franois Lemonnier and Jay A. Berzofsky2,*
* Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research... Read more »

what does this mean ???

Posted by readthis, 3 Replies
United Kingdom: Missed Opportunities for Diagnosing Primary HIV Infection

February 11, 2008

The researchers undertook the current study to determine the extent to which primary HIV infection (PHI) presents to health care providers and the degree to... Read more »

What do they mean by undetectable?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
when some people with HIV who are taking medicines say they are undetectable, do they mean that when they are tested, the results come back negative?
if so, does that happen with all the tests available out there or just with some of them?
thanks.




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