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Does Having Insulin Resistance Mean I Have Hiv

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HIV Drug Resistance

Table of Contents What Is Resistance? What Causes Resistance? Cross-Resistance and Sequencing How Do I Know if I Have Drug Resistance? Resistance Testing Avoiding Resistance What Is Resistance? HIV drugs are designed to keep your viral load under control by preventing the virus from reproducing (ormaking copies of itself). Sometimes HIV changes, or mutates as it makes copiesof itself. These changes may allow the virus to...
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glucose tolearnce or insulin resistance test

Hello!I wonder if you can clarify something for me: I asked my doctor for an insulin resistance test and glucose tolerance test recommended to help determine the cause of my new found truncal obesity and addition of 7 inches to my waistline...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Can you provide some more details about your HIV status and which HIV drugs you are on and family history of diabetes so that I can provide a better answer? KH... Read more »

Follow up to your advice to have a glucose tolearnce or insulin resistance test

Hello, Dr. Moyle,I wonder if you can clarify something for me: I asked my doctor for an insulin resistance test and glucose tolerance test recommended by you to help determine the cause of my new found truncal obesity and addition of 7 inches to my...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Several studies (your Doctor may be familiar with one by Carr et al, another by Hadigan et al, there are also AACTG recommendations by Dube et al) have shown that for people with HIV a random or fasting glucose only pick ups up a minority of people... Read more »

Information you requested to fully answer Q on insulin resistance and biopsy results

Dear Dr. Henry, Many thanks for your response to my Q whether my PCP was right when he said that, if glucose levels were within normal, there was no need to do an insulin resistance test. I asked if you agreed and you asked for more details on my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For skin biopsy issue (possible lupus) I would try to see a rheumatologist for his/her opinion. For the elevated insulin level that indicates a pre-diabetic state (? part of the metabolic syndrome linked with increase truncal obesity and elevated... Read more »

What exactly are the symptoms of high insulin, insulin resistance and very high normal glucose levels?

Dear Dr. Moyle,What are the symptoms of insulin resistance and very high normal glucose levels? On that HgB 1a (?) test that gives you the three month average for your glucose, I was at 5.9 with 6 being the highest level for a non diabetic. Am...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Usually there are no symptoms and with a normal HbA1C it means that you glucose must be normal at least most of the time. High blood sugar can lead to symptoms including fatigue, thirst and increased urination. Insulin resistance is part of the... Read more »
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Resistant, then what? How many lines of therapy?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What percentage of folks infected with HIV are basically screwed by total resistance right out of the gate? I know resistance forms of HIV is becoming more common, but generally there is still a line of treatment options that will work for these... Read more »

My `Resistant Virus`

Posted by Dreamer76, 7 Replies
Hello Everyone,

I was diagnosed in March (still feel quite new to this) and looking for some advice.
My initial blood tests were not just for CD4 cells and VL, but more indepth to get specific details about my virus!

The day after , my doctor told me... Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Personal Perspective: Resisting Resistance

By Matt Sharp

Spring 2006

In a little over four months I will turn fifty. When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 I never dreamed I'd reach forty. I've survived a long battle with HIV, and it has not been... Read more »

Drug Resistant HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Hi

I just found out the strain of hiv i have is resistant to possibly a whole class of NRTIs and PIs..any experience with this for any of you? what could the options be for someone in my situation? I am still treatment naive.

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