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Can A Person With HIV Take Metformin

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The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...factors put people at higher risk for lactic acidosis,including: Treatment with Videx and/or Zerit (when used together, the risk is evenhigher) Treatment with ribavirin (for hepatitis C) Treatment with Glucophage (metformin) (used to control diabetes) Obesity Female gender Poor liver function Taking Care of Yourself Because there is a connection between liver problems and lactic acidosis,make sure that...
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Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra, truvada, instentra) I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made... Read more »

Fat Gain- what to do?

how do i lose weight without diet pills? i take atripla, my viral load is undetectable, cd4 is 650, please help me. i think my body is storing fat. im 6'1 215lbs.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...problem easily. Glucose intolerance has been associated with fat gain, increased triglycerides, and later development of diabetes.Metformin,( trade name: Glucophage), a generic diabetes drug, has shown to improve glucose tolerance and lower... Read more »

Exercise and HIV

Nelson, is there any documented research that shows that regular exercise keeps the onset of AIDS in check for longtime survivors of HIV who strictly adhere to their medication regiment. I am 55 y/o, have been positive for 17 years, and in the best...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...of Epidemiology , Volume 9 , Issue 2 , Pages 127 - 131 T . MustafaHaving exercised was associated with slower progression to AIDS at 1 year (); hazard ratios (HR) at 2, 3, and 4 years were 0.96, 1.18, and 1.36, respectively. Having exercised was... Read more »

which drugs

Dear Doctor, below I copied the question and your answer. Please clarify your last statement. Which drugs are safe and work as of sommer 2002? diabetic drugs for lipodystrophy or antiviral combination? Thank you Jack lypoatrophy Posted: Jul 11, 2001...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...diabetic drugs have been proven safe and/or effective in treating lipoatrophy seen in the setting of treated HIV infection. Metformin and the class of drugs called the glitazides (such as rosiglitazone) are being studied by the ACTG (AIDS... Read more »
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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although there is no... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...to have negative effectson blood sugar. Activists are asking the manufacturer of leptin to do larger studies in HIV+people. Metformin This diabetes drug showed promise in reducing belly fat in early studies.However later studies have not... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...safe and effective for those purposes. Regular medicine does not have a cure for HIV. Because it is a serious illness, many people with HIV disease are willing to try almost anything to get healthy. Some unproven treatments may be harmless, but... Read more »
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Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 1 Reply
...I have excess medication such as Lexiva, Epzicom, Metformin, Lipitor, and Tricor. I wonder what I can do with it? Sell it? Give it away? or Throw it away. Its all unopened bottles. Please Read more »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me? And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living facility just for... Read more »

Gay Personals for HIV+'s

Posted by Anonymous
...Hey People, I am 38 years old black male HIV/Aids diagnosis since 1-26-99. I am very lonely. Looking for some personal ads or chat lines Read more »