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Dealing With High Cholesterol When You Are Hiv Positive

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The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...The higher your LDL,the higher your risk of heart disease. The other is high-density lipoproteins(HDL) or "good" cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heartdisease. Your health care provider can tell you if you have high cholesterol ortriglycerides by doing a simple blood test called a fasting lipid profile. Thiswill measure total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. (You should havenothing to eat or drink for 8-12 hours before...
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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 »

does being hiv positive age you faster than if you weren't positive?

I am a 40 yr.old hiv + woman,has chronic fatigue,and has high blood pressure,high cholesterol,high triglycerides,all complications due to hiv meds,does the complications of meds and the disease age a person faster than if you were hiv negative?
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Untreated HIV and particularly progression of HIV to illness, is associated with accelerated aging. People may notice accelerated aging of Read more »

hiv drug vacation ?

I have only started taking hiv meds for approx 3 yrs now and the drugs have caused me to have high cholesterol, borderline diabetes, and now form the drugs to combat the high cholesterol, and diabets meds my liver enzymes are highly elevated I want...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Stopping HIV medications may improve your blood lipid levels but it also may increase your risk for serious health problems including heart/cardiac Read more »

Child on Kaletra and High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you all for the wonderful work that you do. It means alot to me and I am sure to so many others to have a forum where we can voice our fears and concerns and have so many knowledgeable doctors give us...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Heart disease generally develops slowly so the elevated lipids are not an emergency in the vast majority of cases but bear careful attention. If the regimen could be changed (switch off the Zerit and substitute boosted atazanavir for the Kaletra... Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

New Guidelines for Avoiding Heart Disease by Managing High Cholesterol, Triglycerides, or Related Problems in HIV

...Society of America (IDSA) released new guidelines for treating dyslipidemia (blood fat and some related disorders) in persons with HIV. These guidelines were prepared by a team of clinical scientists on the Cardiovascular Subcommittee of the AIDS... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...are thinking about HRT to decide what's right for you. Other risk factors for heart disease include: High blood pressure High cholesterol Smoking Lack of exercise/physical inactivity Stress Poor diet Being overweight or obese Diabetes ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...ailments. It is important to know if HIV drugs can interact with these medications, such as those used for high blood pressure or high cholesterol, and you should speak to your health care provider about possible drug interactions. Another... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

...Be sure to get regular medical and dental checkups, and get treatment for conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. If you can avoid smoking, drinking too much alcohol, recreational drug use and sexually transmitted... Read more »
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Now that I am positive

Posted by TDE1966, 10 Replies
...I discovered I was HIV + for definite on Mon 9th November, 2009, just a couple of weeks before my 43rd birthday. I had been avoiding this thing for Read more »

anybody?

Posted by TrueOptimist, 3 Replies
...I know there is a lot of people who are uneducated about HIV and think just because they drank out of the same cup as someone they are at "high risk" for contracting HIV.Trust me I know Read more »

easier to give up

Posted by borrowedtime, 6 Replies
...found out that i have kidney disease (and advised to go on low sodium/potassium diet, 1500 mg/2000mg per day), type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and triglycerides. with a pre-existing mild tremors in my body, these added health fears (plus the... Read more »

Need Positive Thoughts

Posted by Bear60, 7 Replies
...and am waiting for a call from him or from a doctor. As you know a year ago he had a stent put in a clogged artery (due to high cholesterol problems generated mostly by his lipdystrophy). Well, he has been complaining of discomfort for the past... Read more »