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Dealing With High Cholesterol When You Are Hiv Positive

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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 Physical Activity 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 substances in the blood. Cholesterol andtriglycerides are lipids. Your body uses...
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High Cholesterol Levels

Since I've become HIV+, my Cholesterol levels went from 178 2.5 years ago to 290 where it is now. I'm beginning to worry. I've changed my eating habits drastically since becoming positive. I drink tons of water, my BIA analysis...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well -- a few comments... first -- it is great to see that Dan Quayle had a durable impact on society including its approach to spelling common snack food items...As for your cholesterol. In someone who is a nonsmoker, with a normal blood... Read more »

High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Hello,Thank you for the work you do. I have a question about lowering cholesterol. I have been on HIV meds for almost two years. I started on Truvada/Sustiva and recently switched to Atripla. They have been working very well to control my HIV. My...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Diet, exercise, and fish oil supplements (often in doses of omega 3 fish oil @ 2-4 grams/day can be helpful in lowering elevated triglyceride levels in persons with HIV infection. KH... 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 CD4 has remained relatively high (between 1100-1300) and I have no side effects of my current treatment (Sustiva & combivir. Most recent analyis...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It's unclear from your question whether the cholesterol/LDL changes are new or old. If new, it is possible that those are not related to the Sustiva since you've been on that for 2 1/2 years, and I might look for another culprit (e.g.,... Read more »

high cholesterol

is taking 800mg's of phytosterols safe to take with my HIV medsepzicom, norvir, reyataztotal cholesterol 246=200 ldl, 46 hdlthanes vanig is my dr...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question-no safety or pharmacokinetic data available looking at interactions between protease inhibitors and phytosterols. Phytosterols may be effective at lowering LDL levels but there is still controversy about that and to my knowledge no... Read more »
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