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Getting High Cholesterol When You Have Hiv

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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 Physical Activity and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Lipids are fats and fat-like substances in the blood. Cholesterol andtriglycerides are lipids. Your body uses...
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switching treatment, high LDL/cholesterol levels

Dear Brian,I have been diagnosted HIV+ since Dec. 2001. My VL has always until now undetectable. My CD4 has remained relatively high (between 1100-1300) and I have no side effects of my current treatment (Sustiva & combivir. Most recent analyis...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It's unclear from your question whether the cholesterol/LDL changes are new or old. If new, it is possible that those are not related to the Sustiva since you've been on that for 2 1/2 years, and I might look for another culprit (e.g.,... Read more »

Getting high on HIV drugs in S Africa

Hi Dr. Bob,I just wanted to share this sad news:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7768059.stmbest regardsChico...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello. Chico.I have been reading about this troubling problem for a number of years now, and not only in South Africa!Dr. Bob... Read more »

High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Hello,Thank you for the work you do. I have a question about lowering cholesterol. I have been on HIV meds for almost two years. I started on Truvada/Sustiva and recently switched to Atripla. They have been working very well to control my HIV. My...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Diet, exercise, and fish oil supplements (often in doses of omega 3 fish oil @ 2-4 grams/day can be helpful in lowering elevated triglyceride levels in persons with HIV infection. KH... Read more »

High Cholesterol Levels

Since I've become HIV+, my Cholesterol levels went from 178 2.5 years ago to 290 where it is now. I'm beginning to worry. I've changed my eating habits drastically since becoming positive. I drink tons of water, my BIA analysis...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well -- a few comments... first -- it is great to see that Dan Quayle had a durable impact on society including its approach to spelling common snack food items...As for your cholesterol. In someone who is a nonsmoker, with a normal blood... Read more »
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Getting tested tomarrow, High risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I got tested a couple of years ago and was neg. But my bf was a iv drug user before I ever met him and he had lots of gf that used drugs and cheated on him. I did not realize the extent of his use till his family informed me of it. I have not told... Read more »

Can you get HIV if precum/semen gets into your nose?

Posted by thatdude2009, 1 Reply
Hi. So I think I have put myself at a high risk situation. I read a similar post on here In the forums but it doesn't really answer the question.

Can you catch HIV if precum/semen gets in your nose? I've seen health websites mention if it gets in... Read more »

getting paranoid...afraid of hiv

Posted by robbieb, 1 Reply
I'm getting terrified I have HIV. Here are my exposures in the last year. Am I screwed?

One blowjob given to completion with swallowing

One partial BJ/rimming

Two times guys tried to penetrate my ass no more than 3 attempts and they didn't seem to... Read more »

Getting HIV at a bar???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I got a situation which requires opinion and advise:

Just recently I was at the bar with some friends. Then before we leave, I decided to goto the washroom. As i was about to leave, i cut my self at the door knob while i was opening the door. Then... Read more »