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Getting High Cholesterol When You're Hiv Positive

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The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...The higher your LDL,the higher your risk of heart disease. The other is high-density lipoproteins(HDL) or "good" cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heartdisease. Your health care provider can tell you if you have high cholesterol ortriglycerides by doing a simple blood test called a fasting lipid profile. Thiswill measure total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. (You should havenothing to eat or drink for 8-12 hours before...
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high cholesterol

is taking 800mg's of phytosterols safe to take with my HIV medsepzicom, norvir, reyataztotal cholesterol 246=200 ldl, 46 hdlthanes vanig is my dr
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question-no safety or pharmacokinetic data available looking at interactions between protease inhibitors and phytosterols. Phytosterols may be effective at lowering LDL levels but there is still controversy about that and to my knowledge no... Read more »

Child on Kaletra and High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you all for the wonderful work that you do. It means alot to me and I am sure to so many others to have a forum where we can voice our fears and concerns and have so many knowledgeable doctors give us...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Heart disease generally develops slowly so the elevated lipids are not an emergency in the vast majority of cases but bear careful attention. If the regimen could be changed (switch off the Zerit and substitute boosted atazanavir for the Kaletra... 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
...(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 »

Skinny but HIGH cholesterol!

Hi... I've been on very successful & side-effect free treatment with Sustiva/Truvada for about 9 weeks. I am 40, 5'8 & 132 lbs. I have always been slim, my heaviset weight was 140. I've only lost about 7 lbs. since being diagnosed about 3...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...A few issues here. Some of what you are having may relate to heredity...It may be that high cholesterol is part of your genetic make-up and you need to take pills for it.As for your medications, the two "third drugs" associated with Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

New Guidelines for Avoiding Heart Disease by Managing High Cholesterol, Triglycerides, or Related Problems in HIV

...Society of America (IDSA) released new guidelines for treating dyslipidemia (blood fat and some related disorders) in persons with HIV. These guidelines were prepared by a team of clinical scientists on the Cardiovascular Subcommittee of the AIDS... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...are thinking about HRT to decide what's right for you. Other risk factors for heart disease include: High blood pressure High cholesterol Smoking Lack of exercise/physical inactivity Stress Poor diet Being overweight or obese Diabetes ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...ailments. It is important to know if HIV drugs can interact with these medications, such as those used for high blood pressure or high cholesterol, and you should speak to your health care provider about possible drug interactions. Another... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

...Be sure to get regular medical and dental checkups, and get treatment for conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. If you can avoid smoking, drinking too much alcohol, recreational drug use and sexually transmitted... Read more »
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Posted by TDE1966, 10 Replies
...I discovered I was HIV + for definite on Mon 9th November, 2009, just a couple of weeks before my 43rd birthday. I had been avoiding this thing for Read more »

anybody?

Posted by TrueOptimist, 3 Replies
...I know there is a lot of people who are uneducated about HIV and think just because they drank out of the same cup as someone they are at "high risk" for contracting HIV.Trust me I know Read more »

Its been a month...

Posted by gqman119, 4 Replies
...from him asking me to come in to discuss the results. My mind was racing with reasons of why he called me. I thought it was high cholesterol, since I knew I wasn't eating well. Little did i know that i tested positive for HIV. I thought i was... Read more »

Scared for my son

Posted by motherofone, 7 Replies
...ten, says he wants to be a doctor/ scientist and find a cure for cancer...i think now he will want instead to find a cure for aids. I want to tell my parents, but I am scared. I am a graduate student but now that seems pointless. I don't know... Read more »