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Does Having High Cholesterol Mean I Have Hiv

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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 »

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 »

Atkins diet, high cholesterol, and viramune

I have been POZ about 4 years now and on meds for about 3. All is going well undetectable VL with a high T cell count around 900. My only problem has been a conflict with my antidepressant caused by the viramune which I understand changes how my...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. Weight gain and associated high cholesterol and triglycerides often occur in the context of HIV infection. Of course, these medical issues are common and become increasingly Read more »

Why Can Diabetes Patients get Ins. but HIV patients can not?

Why does it seem that someone suffering with Diabetes can get Life Ins. but someone living with HIV is not able to get Insurance. Do you every think this will change? I mean I hear all the time about HIV and Diabetes Paradigm. Please take a...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...occurred over decades. Possibly in the future, the same will apply to HIV. I know that individuals with high blood pressure or high cholesterol, even if they are on medications to manage the condition, have trouble with life insurance. So it... 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 Body

High Steaks vs. High Cholesterol

...AIDS Weekly , the newsletter of the Black AIDS Institute , on Feb. 9. -->People who take certain HIV medications often get high cholesterol as a side effect of the drugs. Recently my doctor told me that I have high cholesterol . But is it a... 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 »
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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 »

Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options?

Posted by hblue23, 4 Replies
...excuse the long drawn out story, but I need help and I am scared. I just had a baby, she's 5 months old now. I was on the HIV meds for the pregnancy because it was necessary to protect her and it is known that your immune system is down while... Read more »