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Elevated Glucose Hiv

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Does HIV itself raise glucose levels?

Dear Dr. Moyle,I have high glucose levels(fluctuating from 140 to 125, though it dipped down to 95 before rising again a month later). Can HIV in a treatment naive patient cause high glucose levels like this and the protruding stomach that I have...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The answer to both these questions is no. The development of insulin resistance is linked to age, genetic characteristics, weight and diet. HIV drugs such as protease inhibitors can further add to insulin resistance. Clearly, if you ever need to... Read more »

High glucose levels and HIV meds or steroids??

Hey NelsonWe have communicated in the past before regarding side effects from the protease... Read more »


Does HIV infection cause elevation in glucose levels? If so, why--the meds or the mechanics of the... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Cholesterol Levels Elevated in Toddlers Taking Anti-HIV Drugs

Toddlers receiving anti-HIV drugs have higher cholesterol levels, on average, than do their peers who do not have HIV, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The researchers found that cholesterol... Read more »
HIV Prevention Trials Network

New Study Finds Greatly Elevated HIV Infection Rates Among Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S.

Study results released today by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) show disturbing rates of new HIV infections occurring among Black gay and bisexual men in the U.S. (also known as men who have sex with men, or MSM), particularly young Black... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Diagnosis and Elevated Mortality in an Urban Population With HIV and Lung Cancer: Implications for Patient Care

Lung cancer is more common in HIV patients than in the general population, observed the authors. They conducted a retrospective analysis of lung cancer diagnoses in HIV patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital between 1986 and 2004 to determine how... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low CD4 Cell Count Elevates Cancer Risk in Patients With HIV

Having a more compromised immune system is the biggest risk factor for both AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining cancers in HIV patients, a new study by French researchers finds. Noting that "the relative roles of immunodeficiency, HIV viral load... Read more »
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Elevated liver enzymes.

Posted by Mark100, 1 Reply
Hey guys I just have a question regarding elevated liver enzymes. I contracted hiv in early December of last year and ever since my liver enzymes have been elevated. I don't drink except the occasional drink on the weekends, I don't smoke or do... Read more »

Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
Hello out there. Does anyone have any knowledge on liver function tests? Has anyone had elevated enzymes?
My exposure occurred on 12/05/05 by having unprotected insertive anal sex with an HIV pos partner. I tested NEG at 6 wks via OraQuick, 12 wks/... Read more »

Is low blood glucose ARS?

Posted by Edugar67
I could have been exposed to HIV about 1 1/2 months ago, although the risk was apparently very, very low. I have not had any big, significant "symptoms" of ARS other than a one-day cold, and strong headache at week #4. Later, at week #6 (this week),... Read more »

Can you recommend a glucose monitor?

Posted by maninDC, 1 Reply
I just learned I have Type 2 Diabetes and need to start monitoring my glucose. I'm overwhelmed by the variety and brands of products. Let me know what you think is easiest to use - thanks. Read more »