C-reactive Protein Elevated Hiv

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C-reactive protein production in HIV

Apparently my c reactive protien levels are quite elavated! What does this mean? Is it bad and if so how do I lower it??I am on Sustiva,ziagen,reyataz and retinovir. My cd4 are 900-1300 I am in reasonable health although my energy levels are lower...
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
...You don't indicate what the elevated level is, or why the test was ordered in the first place. C-reactive protein is a very nonspecific marker of inflammation. It can be increased with infections, drug reactions, heart problems, among many Read more »

c-reactive protein

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AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...rate does not indicate whether the inflammation is long-term, like arthritis, or is due to the body fighting an infection. The C-Reactive Protein test or CRP is another general test of inflammation. It rises and falls faster than the Sed Rate.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Breaks From HIV/AIDS Drug Regimens Can Lead to Inflammation, Premature Death, Study Says

...inflammation were found at higher levels in the study participants who died prematurely. The three biomarkers were high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, D-dimer and interleukin 6 (IL-6). Neaton said that the "magnitude of the increased risk of... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Heart-Disease Risk and C-Reactive Protein

...an important study reported this month, in which almost 28,000 healthy U.S. women were followed for eight years, the level of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation, was a better predictor than LDL cholesterol of first heart attack or... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

HIV and Inflammation: A New Threat

...they found the thicker arteries to be associated with high levels of a known inflammatory marker linked to heart disease called C-reactive protein. Another study found similar effects but found the artery thickness to be lower in people on HIV... Read more »