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Does Having Hyperlipidemia Mean I Have Hiv

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The Well Project

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 Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease
Ask the Experts

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...triglycerides. This side effect is quite common: multiple studies have shown that up to 20% of patients on HAART develop hyperlipidemia. Antiretroviral drugs may also cause insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus (impaired glucose tolerance),... Read more »

Hyperlipidemia and restoration of subcutaneous fat

Recently my veins are starting to be more pronounced due to years of Viracept. The doctor is thinking of changing me to Reyataz, but have just been reading about how my triglicerides and cholesterol are affecting that. If I increase my diet and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...tenofovir has been of modest benefit but long term results are still lacking. Loss of fat remains a huge challenge for the field of HIV therapy so there is much frustration and work to do in order to know how to best prevent and treat fat loss. ... Read more »

HIV changes HELP

I am in my mid 40's and I have had hiv for 5 years. I currently take sustiva, epzicom for the HIV and lipitor for hyperlipidemia. I was switched last fall to epzicom because of lipodystrophy in my face (some in my lower buttwhich my doctor doesn't...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your available options depend on many individual factors. Usually your HIV specialist is the best person to advice you about any further changes in your HIV regimen and interventions for other complications. Read more »

norvir and hyperlipidemia

i've taking norvir for 4 years.the viral load has been undetected but cholesterol and triglycerides have been increasing.i researched and it has been found norvir to be the cause of this.i would like to change this medication.can you recommend...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Well, two answers to this one. First of, the best data on reducing triglycerides and cholesterol through a strategy of switching is pretty consistently for the use of nevirapine (viramune). Sustiva often lowers triglycerides but not cholesterol. You... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Hyperlipidemia

...are too high increase your risk of heart disease and have been associated with diabetes and pancreatitis. What is hyperlipidemia? Hyperlipidemia is an increase in the amount of fat (such as cholesterol and triglycerides ) in the blood.... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...are calledmetabolic complications and include: Increased lipids in your blood such as cholesterol and triglycerides(hyperlipidemia) Increased glucose levels (hyperglycemia) Insulin resistance or diabetes Increased lactic acid... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...make any changes to your medication regimen withoutyour health care provider's guidance. See other TWP info sheets on Hyperlipidemia , Diabetes , Lactic acidosis , Bone Disease , Lipodystrophy , Exercise , Nutrition , Caring for your Heart... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...make any changes to your medication regimen withoutyour health care provider's guidance. See other TWP info sheets on Hyperlipidemia , Diabetes , Lactic acidosis , Bone Disease , Lipodystrophy , Exercise , Nutrition , Caring for your Heart... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Does this mean he is HIV positive please help

Posted by kyiala, 2 Replies
...clinic to be tested for STD's he went and showed me paperwork that he was negative for othe the other STD's I asked him about a HIV tst and he said to me he had one while he was in jail awhile back and it was negative if he had it the Health... Read more »

does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
...protection cannot be mediated by CTL restricted to murine class I MHC molecules (7, 16). Because of the importance of HIV and AIDS and the critical need for an effective vaccine that is more effective than the natural virus for inducing... Read more »

The Meaning of Being HIV Positive

Posted by edanmilton
...with my partner of eight months, non-alcoholic drinker, do not smoke, have not tried drugs and recently tested positive with HIV. Do I feel shameful of myself having been diagnosed with HIV? I don't think I have ever felt shameful. I did feel... Read more »