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Can Metformin Help With HIV

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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...hyperlactatemia, but lactic acidosis is a serious illnessthat can be life-threatening. What Causes Lactic Acidosis? Lactic acidosis can develop when your cells make too much lactic acid orwhen your liver isn't working properly. HIV drugs in the nucleoside reversetranscriptase inhibitor (NRTI) class can sometimes cause these problems: Cells make too much lactic acid: NRTIs can damage the mitochondria. This isknown as mitochondrial...
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Metformin

Is Metformin still an effective treatment for losing weight caused by fat distribution?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The results with metformin for management of fat redistribution in the setting of HIV treatment are mixed to unimpressive so cannot be generally be recommended. KH Read more »

Belly Fat

What is the latest information on medications that can be used to reduce the accumulation to fat around the midsection as caused by HIV? Is Metformin a good thing? Is there something better.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is no easy way to decrease belly fat in the setting of treated HIV infection. Abdominal obesity is also common in the general population where it is not easy to treat either. Genetics, diet, exercise, Read more »

Metformin for diabetes to treatment lypodystrophy

What meds are available to reverse/reduce the effects of lypodystrophy?? does the medication Metformin work and if so does it have any neg interactions for someone that is not diabetic or just borderline??? can someone take Metformin for this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...contribute to risks for appearance related to lipodystrophy. Genetics (how do relatives of same or older age look), time with HIV, lower CD4 count nadir, presence of co-morbidiites (such as hepatitis C), as well as certain HIV drugs are all... Read more »

metformin for lipodystrophy

I recently heard that there may be a possible new treatment for lipodystrophy. Do you know anything about using something called "Metformin"?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...component to lipodystrophy is insulin resistance (IR). IR is exactly what metformin is useful for. So in my patients with HIV-associated diabetes I regularly prescrive metformin. However since lipodystrophy itself is probably not caused by IR,... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy 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... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... 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 »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; 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 »

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 »

Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 2 Replies
...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 »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »