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Dealing With High Triglycerides 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 Triglycerides and Lack of Sleep

The first of November 2000 I received positive results for HIV. I sought more help immediately. My levels were: CD4 304 and Viral Load 224,000. I began the easiest combination treatment at the end of Nov. of Combivir and Sustiva, since the virus was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
I feel quite strongly that impaired sleep can be a side effect of efavirenz (Sustiva). This tends to get better with time (even months out), or with medications to assist with sleep, such as Ambien or Sonata. Some find that Benadryl at bedtime helps... Read more »

Crestor for PI-Caused high triglycerides

In last week's e-mail update, The Body highlighted an Italian study that suggested lipid-lowering drugs known as statins worked better than HIV treatment switching in people who had high triglycerides and cholesterol while taking protease...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You are correct with your observations. Though small studies and individual responses may be positive with the use of Crestor, the broader issue is safety when used in large numbers of patients over a long time. Crestor is being used in HIV+... Read more »

Blood urine and high lymphocytes,triglycerides

Dear Dr. Thank you very much for your works here! I'm a 33 man and was infected in July 1998, and my lymphnodes in neck and groins have been swollen since Feb of 1999. In the area in which I live, there are no doctors specializing in HIV. So I...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Mike, With your CD4 count of 1230, it would be most UNlikely for you to have an opportunistic infection. I doubt the blood in the urine is caused either by HIV or by an opportunistic infection. On the other hand, you may very well be having a... Read more »

Blood urine and high lymphocytes,triglycerides

Dear Dr. Thank you very much for your works here!I'm a 33 man and was infected in July 1998, and my lymph nodes in neck and groins have been swollen since Feb of 1999. In the my area I live, no doctors specializing in HIV. So I have to get help...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Based on your results, it is not urgent that you start HIV meds now. In terms of your general health, you might want to eat a diet lower in fat because your triglycerides (a form of fat in the blood) are high, and you definitely need some follow-up... Read more »
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Atripla -- High Triglycerides, Lovaza or Lopid use

Posted by JimNC, 1 Reply
My husband was diagnosed with HIV in 2009. He'd obviously been POS for quite a long time. (2,000,000+ HIV count, T cell 180). He went on Atripla, quickly reducing his HIV count from 2M-500K-50K-500 every 3 months, now undetectable. His T cells has... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies
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Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Pozme
www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for those... Read more »

Positive and trying hard to be positive about it

Posted by wishingforacure, 1 Reply
I just found out I was positive and found this website. I really want to share my story so here it is. I have been getting hiv tests since I was 16 and was always negative. I had unprotected sex a few times but every year the test came back... Read more »