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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

i fractured my shoulder mar 11. i am hiv+ over 20 years. a week later, my c-reactive protein was... Read more »

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Dr. Frascino,I have a question about HIV and a test for c-reactive protein. My doctor told me that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

HIV-positive people who take breaks from their drug regimens are more likely to have higher levels of proteins associated with inflammation, a potentially hazardous immune system response, according to a study published Monday in PloS Medicine ,... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Several Risk Factors for Heart Problems Can Be Changed by People With HIV

A study of almost 700 people with HIV found high ratesof heart function problems at an earlier age than wouldbe expected in the general US population. 1 Several of the factors that contributed to these heart problems -- like smoking, high weight,... Read more »

HIV-Infected Women Who Breast-Feed Face No Greater Risk of Mortality Than HIV-Infected Women Who Formula Feed, Study Finds

In this study summary, Shahin Lockman, M.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., summarizes her study on the effect of breast-feeding versus formula feeding on maternal HIV disease progression, mortality and micronutrient levels in a... Read more »

Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

Until the mid-1990s in the U.S., packing on a few extra pounds seemed like a good thing: It helped protect a person against the dangers of wasting and HIV's destructive effects on the immune system. But today, for people on potent HIV treatment,... Read more »
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How Accurate is CRP Test at 10 days post exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone:

At 10 days post exposure my CRP test was 0.7% which the Dr. says is pretty much no HIV possible. What have you guys heard? Read more »

Possible Hiv infected but no antibodies produced?

Posted by chris8178, 2 Replies
Could you tell me is it possilble to have hiv with out having antibodies produced post 6 months?

I had unprotected anal sex about 7 months ago and been having some major health (oral) issues.

I have seen a lot of doctors; 3 ents; 2 general docs; 1... Read more »

Something has got to give:

Posted by coby, 4 Replies
You guy's I'm getting really scared! My ears are really popping and hardly have no saliva in mouth, went to the dentist and was told that I geographical tongue. My husband has went almost completely grey at 41 in a matter of 2 months. We are both... Read more »

Many tests and many symptoms.

Posted by sergio333, 3 Replies
Help me, many tests, many more symptoms.
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