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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Understanding Lactic Acidosis What Causes Lactic Acidosis? Symptoms of Lactic Acidosis Treatment Risk Factors Taking Care of Yourself Understanding Lactic Acidosis Mitochondria are small organs inside your cells. They help convert energy inthe food you eat into energy your body uses to function. Like solar cells thatconvert sunlight into electricity, mitochondria are power plants inside your cells that...
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Do I swap meds

Hi, I was diagnosed hiv positive Dec 2013 wasn, t ill but had low white blood cell counts especially lymphocyte count. My gp diagnosed me and I was sent to the local integrated sexual health clinic (live in the uk). My viral load was over 1million...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Seems like you're having a terrific response to your current two pill, once-daily regimen. I'd be loathe to change this unless you were having side effects, toxicity or problems with adherence, particularly... Read more »

To early for this?

I was infected almost one year ago and just come back from my third doctor visit. I've been doing well other than losing weight along with muscle mass and some slight on/off again tingling in lower extermities. My doctor says it is hiv...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You're CD4 labs would indicate that you're risk of a HIV-related complication is pretty low. That said, it's relevant to know that some people are symptomatic, even with high CD4 counts.US treatment... Read more »

interaction between crestor and porphyra-zyme

Is crestor compatabile with the combination of botanical extracts & concentrates found in Biotics Research Porphyra-Zyme...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.My first question is why you want to take a product with unproven claims of effectiveness or safety. The porphyrin compounds found in the product are thought to help chelate certain types of metals, and therefore be... Read more »

Generic Availability

When will generic versions of Viread and Kaletra become available?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Though it's customary for patent holders to try to delay the availability of generics, the anticipated expiration of the patent on Kaletra is 2016 and for Viread (tenofovir) about 2017.Generics should likely follow... Read more »
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Used tissue.

Posted by worriedwoman, 1 Reply
I went to the bathroom (number one and two) yesterday in a public toilet.There was no toilet roll or paper towels anywhere and I needed to wipe.Was desperate so I used a bit of toilet roll that was in the top of the bin next to me to clean both... Read more »

Oraquick reliability

Posted by Jaithelion, 1 Reply
Ill make this quick, im 19, had brief unpr. sex with high risk girl, no more than a minute, ive tested 3 times using oraquick all negative at 10 weeks 11 weeks and 12 weeks, now 4 months after exposure I have terrible symptoms, infected tooth,... Read more »

Disclosure to Doctor before surgery

Posted by privatepos, 6 Replies
Hello everyone, I'm not sure if I should post this on Ask a Doctor or if anyone has any input/ I'm having weight loss surgery in a few weeks and several months ago when I met my surgeon, I privately disclosed to him that I had HIV to be safe. This... Read more »

3 negative tests before the 3 month mark

Posted by jellis, 2 Replies
Hello everyone,

So already posted once about my situation. I had sex with a prostitute. We had sex 3 different times and I used a different condom each different time. To my knowledge none of them came off, but the condoms were a little too big for... Read more »