C-reactive Protein 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 test

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

Heart disease risk

There seems to be increasing evidence that HIV and HAART itself will increase the chances of heart... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Inflammation, Immune Activation and HIV

...known as prostaglandins. They also trigger an acute-phase reaction, causing the liver to produce acute-phase proteins such as C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen, and plasminogen. At the local level, these chemicals induce physiological... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...is an important way to help diagnose possible IRIS. Other tests can also assist the diagnosis, such as white blood count and C-reactive protein, which indicate inflammation. The higher the levels, the more likely major inflammation is taking... Read more »
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 »
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