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Cholesterol Levels And Hiv

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HIV, Cholesterol Level and Vitamin Supplements

I am in my 60s and have had an AIDS diagnosis for just over ten years. For a long time my total cholesterol was considered borderline. Now it is consistently in the range of 210-250. I exercise three times a week, have lowered my carb intake, and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
It seems that you have tried very hard to decrease your cholesterol with diet and exercise, but you fail to tell me what your LDL is. You also do not tell me what HIV medications you are taking. Efavirenz and protease inhibitors may increase LDL... Read more »

High Cholesterol Levels

Since I've become HIV+, my Cholesterol levels went from 178 2.5 years ago to 290 where it is... Read more »

switching treatment, high LDL/cholesterol levels

Dear Brian,I have been diagnosted HIV+ since Dec. 2001. My VL has always until now undetectable. My... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

Cholesterol Levels Elevated in Toddlers Taking Anti-HIV Drugs

Toddlers receiving anti-HIV drugs have higher cholesterol levels, on average, than do their peers who do not have HIV, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The researchers found that cholesterol... Read more »
Project Inform

Ezetimibe Lowers Cholesterol Levels

In a poster presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, the AIDS Clinical Trials Group A5209 study evaluated the drug ezetimibe, when used with a common statin inhibitor (pravastatin, atorvastatin, or fluvastatin), for its ability to lower LDL... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins May Slow Progression of HIV/AIDS, Study Says

Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins given to HIV-positive people "suppressed the virus" and replenished CD4+ T cells, "two key measures of health" among HIV-positive people, researchers from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: HIV Drug Lexiva Label to Warn of Cholesterol Increases

GlaxoSmithKline PLC has written to doctors regarding label changes in its HIV drug Lexiva. The letter, which the Food and Drug Administration posted on its Web site Thursday, warns of increases in cholesterol levels and discusses a "potential"... Read more »
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HIV providers needed! Physicians and mid-levels

Posted by jklein
HIV clinic in Dallas, TX advertising 2 job openings.

Our clinic is an extremely unique setting where we provide quality primary and HIV specialty care to under/uninsured patients and also conduct rigorous clinical trials. We recently became part of... Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Study Description:

NO/AIDS Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to help with a new program for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 18 years and older called SouthPOL+.

The purpose of this study is to pilot the CDC... Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Study Description:

NO/AIDS Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to help with a new program for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 18 years and older called SouthPOL+.

The purpose of this study is to pilot the CDC... Read more »

Join us to take HIV Prevention to the next level!

Posted by Anonymous
Study Description:

NO/AIDS Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invite you to help with a new program for men who have sex with men (MSM) and 18 years and older called SouthPOL+.

The purpose of this study is to pilot the CDC... Read more »