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Atripla And Low Blood Sugar

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Blood Sugar and Fats

See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included in the Chemistry Panel. For information on normal laboratory values, see Fact Sheet 120 . Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications (ARVs)? Standard blood tests measure blood sugar (glucose) but not blood fats. People with HIV are testing their blood sugar and blood fat levels more frequently because antiretroviral medications seem to cause...
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low WBC at 2.7 for long period despite taking atripla.

Why has my WBC count remained so low for a decade now without significant change? The only change was from 2.5 to 2.7 despite taking HIV medicine and maintaining an undetectable VL and CD4 at just around 200s to 300s. Please explain....
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
Although you don't indicate what your baseline CD4 count was before starting HIV treatment, whether you had any prior serious opportunistic infections, or whether this low WBC was ever worked up (i.e. bone marrow biopsy), we do see people who... Read more »

Atripla-High Cortisol and Low Testosterone causing Bullfrog Neck?

I have been 28+ years positive. Non-detectable for 15 yrs and 2 years ago started Atripla. I have high Cortisol and low Testerone levels. I have had lipo on my Buffalo Hump with moderate success. I recently noticed that the Bullfrog Neck symptoms...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am so sorry you are dealing with this issue (for some who do not have basic information on this body change in HIV, read: <a href="" target=_new>Banishing Chipmunk Cheeks and Bullfrog... Read more »

blood sugar

My doc told me I have a problem with my blood sugar (it's too low) I'm not on meds yet, and HIV+ for less than 18 mos, could this be from the HIV?Also are there any meds I should avoid in the future if I already have a blood sugar...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Some healthy people have incidental blood glucose levels that are surprisingly low as an incidental finding on blood analysis. In the absence of symptoms this low blood sugar is nothing to worry about. The same goes for people with HIV infection... Read more »

blood sugar

How do you lower your blood sugar...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
1- Exercise 20 min a day. Brisk walking can help2- Avoid sweets and flours3- Eat vegetables, wild rice, oatmeal, lean meats, fish, nuts, avocados, nuts, oranges, apples, berries, low fat milk products, eggs, olives and olive oil. Mix carbohydrates,... Read more »
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Atripla at low low price

Posted by DjFresh, 1 Reply
Hello, I have searched the soaring prices of Atripla in the US, and it came to my attention that I can offer people who need to take this medication at the fraction of the price ! As you might have guessed I am in Canada and I am operating a small... Read more »

starting treatment - Atripla ?

Posted by neneroc, 7 Replies
after a lot of blood work .. physicals etc etc .. Dr. has recomended me to start Atripla, honestly im nervous . Cd4 count is low and VL high, has to do with me being infected just recently (6-8months ago)

I need info on it !! please

from what ive... Read more »

Atripla -- High Triglycerides, Lovaza or Lopid use

Posted by JimNC, 1 Reply
My husband was diagnosed with HIV in 2009. He'd obviously been POS for quite a long time. (2,000,000+ HIV count, T cell 180). He went on Atripla, quickly reducing his HIV count from 2M-500K-50K-500 every 3 months, now undetectable. His T cells has... Read more »

Atripla - my story

Posted by ImaNiceGuy, 2 Replies
First off, this isn't meant to persuade anyone to choose Atripla or another medicine. I just wanted to share my personal experience because when I first started Atripla I searched online as was scared to death after reading all the accounts of... Read more »