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Diagnosed With Lactic Acidosis

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The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...coenzyme Q, or vitamins C, E, and K topeople with lactic acidosis, but the these treatments have not been proven tobe effective. You should not stop taking any HIV drugs without talking with your healthcare provider. If you are diagnosed with lactic acidosis, your health careprovider can help to decide how to stop your HIV drugs, when to restart, andwhich ones to take when you go back to treatment. If you have only slightlyelevated lactate...
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Lactic acidosis - hypothetically

I have been followed by an HIV specialist for more than 20 years, the last 12 of which have been HIV+ and treated (Undetectable viral load) with an AZT-containing regimen" I have had complaints of muscle weakness and pain, debilitating fatigue,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lactic acidosis is relatively easy to diagnose with properly collected blood tests. Your symptoms could be but seem unlikely to be due to AZT Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

Hi Dr. Bob.My girlfriend has recently started an ARV regime and has been put on Stocrin & Truvada. Her CD4 count was very low and her viral load high. Other than her blood results she is in very good health. She is concerned about lactic acidosis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stop taking any anti-HIV medications without talking to your doctor, even if you have symptoms of lactic acidosis. If you are diagnosed with lactic acidosis, you and your doctor will decide how to stop your anti-HIV medications, when to restart... Read more »

lactic acidosis

...I've been diagnosed with lactic acidosis. (28.2mg/dL) This was about 2 months ago. I went off meds, first time in 10 years against MD advice. My t-cells went into the
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...much about you current or past HIV therapy which is a key part of how to best approach your situation. It is striking that the lactic acidosis didn't improve. I don't know what the normal range for lactic acid is for the lab that you use. ... Read more »

VL AND Tcell increase, can I stay off meds?

...Four months ago I was diagnosed with lactic acidosis and had to stop meds (Viramune, Zerit, DDI). (Lactate about 12 mmol/L, Co2 15, hemoglobin high.) Vomiting ceased with med cessation
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your viral load will probably go as high as your pre-treatment baseline (before you started any meds). Some people don't know that number because they started treatment before viral load tests were available. You have to strike a balance between... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Lactic Acidosis

...stop taking any anti-HIV medications without talking with your doctor, even if you have symptoms of lactic acidosis. If you are diagnosed with lactic acidosis, you and your doctor will decide how to stop your anti-HIV medications, when to restart... Read more »
AIDSinfo

HIV and Pregnancy

...stop taking any anti-HIV medications without talking with your doctor, even if you have symptoms of lactic acidosis. If you are diagnosed with lactic acidosis, you and your doctor will decide how to stop your anti-HIV medications, when to restart... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Lactic Acidosis

... What Is It? The term lactic acidosis describes high levels of lactate in the blood. Lactate is a by-product of the breakdown of sugar in the body. Although lactic Read more »
Project Inform

Mitochondrial Toxicity and Lactic Acidosis Fact Sheet

...How Anti-HIV Drugs Affect Mitochondria What Are the Common Results of Mitochondrial Toxicity? Mitochondrial Toxicity and Lactic Acidosis What Is Fatty Liver? Mitochondrial Toxicity and Lipodystrophy How Can You Reduce Your Risk of... Read more »
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Newly Diagnosed

Posted by JoshColo, 1 Reply
...Hello everyone. I feel as if I've been on a roller coaster ride since my diagnosis at the end of April. I've been through all kinds of emotions, everything from anger to beating myself up to shock and fear. Read more »

Diagnosed yesterday

Posted by john33, 6 Replies
i just got tested ( a regular thing) but got back a postive result. now i'm not sure what i should be thinking or feeling,. i've got my first appointment with a doctor tommorrow and that's all i know. anyone got any advice Read more »

lactic acidosis

Posted by Anonymous
...Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences. Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...esophageal candidiasis, CMV retinitis and pneumocystis. With regard to antiretroviral therapy, we see peripheral neuropathy and lactic acidosis are on the rise. I believe that we don't see as much drug allergy since we use efavirenz more than... Read more »