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Cholesterol Levels And Untreated Hiv

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The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

... Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know if you Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Lipids are fats and fat-like
Ask the Experts

HIV meds and cholesterol

I am just about ready to start HIV med's and am concerned with Atripla possibly causing high cholesterol. I'm mainly concerned with the meds causing my LDL cholesterol levels going high quickly. Can you make any suggestions for other medication...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Atripla has had only a small or modest effect on increasing LDL cholesterol in most studies and in my experience. The HDL cholesterol ("good" cholesterol) may also go up some perhaps somewhat negating Read more »

does the H.I.V. cocktail damage the heart

My nephew now on H.I.V. therapy for many years just had a heart attack. Although I am certain part of the problem is smoking,is the other problem the meds. for H.I.V.?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...contribution to risk generally much less than the standard risk factors (such as age, smoking, exercise levels, family history, cholesterol, diabetes). Untreated HIV infection may also increase risk for heart disease which is an area of current... Read more »

Untreated HIV and low cholesterol

I have read some articles suggesting that untreated HIV infection often causes lower cholesterol levels.Is this true and, if so, do they know why?Many thanks.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...deteriorating nutritional status). Why is not well worked out. Going on effective HIV treatment has been shown to return the cholesterol levels to the pre-HIV state (often paradoxically increasing the LDL level). KH Read more »

Cholesterol - HDL, LDL, Triglycerides

Does HIV cause all cholesterol levels to be lowered? I cannot find the answer anywhere. Some seem to say it effects HDL & LDL and I have also read that it raises Triglycerides and lowers the other two. Does HIV causes all 3 to be lowered or just...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Untreated HIV infection often causes a decrease in total cholesterol (often including decreases in the bad cholesterol=LDL and as well as decreases in the good cholesterol=HDL) and an increase in Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: HIV Drug Lexiva Label to Warn of Cholesterol Increases

...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" increase in heart attacks. GSK recommended that doctors check patients'... Read more »
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Ezetimibe Lowers Cholesterol Levels

...ezetimibe, when used with a common statin inhibitor (pravastatin, atorvastatin, or fluvastatin), for its ability to lower LDL cholesterol levels in people on stable HIV therapy. LDL is low density lipoprotein cholesterol, commonly referred to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...lipodystrophy, a potential side effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy that can cause metabolic changes, including a rise in cholesterol levels and a redistribution of body fat. After testing statins on HIV-infected cells in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...reduce elevated lipid and glucose levels. Lowering the amount of saturated fats (found in animal products) may helpreduce cholesterol levels. Lowering the amount of fats and carbohydrates mayhelp reduce triglyceride levels. Some health care... Read more »
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Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...redistribution that can leave the face and lower limbs gaunt, the stomach swollen and the back humped. Lipodystrophy also raises cholesterol levels and causes glucose intolerance, which could be particularly harmful to black people, who are... Read more »

this may be a dumb question *DELETED*

Posted by jgk300, 6 Replies
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Liver cancer, heart disease, counts, resistance

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...slighly curved, there may be trouble with your meds. Also watch closely your liver function levels, amylase/lipase levels, cholesterol levels and blood pressure levels. Persistant upward ticks or for blood pressure a sudden drop, that lasts for... Read more »

Red Red Wine

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 3 Replies
...recent check up has shown more hurdles my way, which isnt no big deal to me, as far as dealing with them. One of the things is my cholesterol is all out of whack, and with the muscular problems im having im not a candidate for cholesterol... Read more »