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Dyslipidemia And Aids

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High Prevalence of Obesity, Dyslipidemia and Inflammation Seen in Behaviorally Infected Adolescent Women

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. My... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Metabolic Complications of HIV Therapy

Introduction HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy Insulin Resistance Dyslipidemia Hyperlactatemia and Lactic Acidosis Bone Disease References Introduction The use of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) has resulted in tremendous... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV/AIDS and Diabetes: Minimizing Risk, Optimizing Care

Recent literature about diabetes and disorders of glucose metabolism in people with HIV/AIDS contains conflicting messages. Some studies indicate an increased risk of diabetes mellitus (generally referred to simply as "diabetes") in people taking... Read more »
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Extended-Release Niacin May Reduce HAART-Related Dyslipidemia

Hi Dr. Henry:I just read about this and wondered if you had ever heard of this before and whether anyone had been using this before the study?Extended-Release Niacin May Reduce HAART-Related DyslipidemiaNEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 12 -...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Yes I am familiar with that study out of Washington U in St. Louis. The ACTG is conducting a larger dose ranging study on the effects and safety of that form of niacin which clearly has side effects including aggravating a tendency to diabetes but... Read more »

On ARV and Battling Dyslipidemia

Hi, doc.First, thanks for your (and your The Body team's) responses to the people asking questions here. Been reading and learning a lot.I am on Combivir and Sustiva and it is giving me dyslipidemia. My blood tests show that my triglycerides...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.To be clear, the reason why we worry about triglycerides and cholesterol is their relationship to <a href="http://myhivclinic.org/cardiovascular-disease" target=_new>cardiovascular disease</a>... Read more »

Side effects of Lopinavir/Ritonavir

Dear Dr HenryI am a practising HIV clinician in South Africa and am unsure as to how to attribute dyslipidaemia to solely the use of Lopinavir/Ritonavir or other causes. Is there a time frame when this drug can be excluded as a causative agent? How...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The effect of lopinavir/ritonavir is usually most profound on the triglycerides followed by cholesterol levels. Knowing the baseline lipid levels before starting a regimen and then the levels 1-3 months after starting usually is sufficient. If only... Read more »

HIV + RN has three questions

I am a 40 yr old female, HIV positive(As a result of a needle stick at work-I'm an RN)for the past 12 years and healthy.Here are my three questions:I have been on a drug holiday for about 1 1/2 yrs now, and have not seen an improvement in...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
1. It is certainly disappointing that you have not had body shape improvement during such a long treatment holiday. The problem with the metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, visceral fat accumulation) is that it is a vicious... Read more »
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Have we been over medicated all along?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Big pharma is going to love this study. This is amazing to me!

By Deborah Mitchell

DENVER (Reuters Health) - It may be possible to maintain long-term suppression of HIV and prevention of immune deterioration, while significantly reducing dyslipidemia,... Read more »