High Blood Protein And Hiv

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... These tests help measure how well your kidneys are working. They includeblood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, and uric acid. Kidney tests areespecially important if you are taking Viread (tenofovir). Blood proteins These tests provide information on nutrition problems and help diagnosekidney disease, liver disease, and many other conditions. Tests include albuminand total protein. Liver function ...
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HIV and proper diet

I am newly diagnosed with HIV. Is there any food, I shouldnt be eating? For example, sweets, caffine, alcohol. I was told my protein levels are high, should I try to reduce them? How do I go about doing this? I was told to take sustiva on a...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...everyone, HIV-infected or not. The watchword is moderation. Alcohol, sweets, and alcohol are all ok in moderation.An elevatedblood protein in the context of HIV infection is generally not related to dietary excess of protein. Instead it usually... Read more »

Low Viral load but high abnormal proteins.

Thank you for the support, I 37, I was diagnosed with HIV 10 years ago. My vl is 5300 , cd4 500 and I have never been on treatment, but my body is constantly fatigued and in pain. I have a severe neck pain, seen specialists from a neurologist to a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.The high proteins are a common finding with HIV. These represent abnormal regulation of antibody production due to imbalance of the immune Read more »

IFE and PE serum

i have been hiv+ for just over 10 year. have been on and off meds from the diagnosis. no PI's and never undetectable but had t-cells as high as 1600.when my viral load reached 27300 and 340 t-cells i started atripla. after the nervous system side...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...might be performed to see whether there are abnormal cells making these abnormal proteins that were found in your blood. The elevated amylase is probably part of this complex as well. Once all the info is in the oncologist will discuss what he... Read more »

Kidney and HIV

I have nephritis membranous, where my kidney is leaking blood and protein into my urine and raising my creatinine level. My nephrologist is reluctant to use immune suppressants( cortisone or prednisone).He has tried Atacan to control my kidney, but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV can cause kidney disease (HIV nephropathy). If you have that condition then treatment of HIV infection is highly recommended to protect residual kidney function. Aptripla often can't be used if there is renal impairment since 2 out of 3 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...damage caused by medications, alcohol, hepatitis, or recreational drug use. Different patterns of these enzymes -- when some are elevated and others are normal -- can help your doctor identify specific health problems. Laboratory tests include: ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...infection of kidney cells. This is known as HIV-Associated Nephropathy or HIVAN. Other causes of kidney disease include diabetes and high blood pressure. These problems, especially HIVAN, are much more common in African-Americans. Taking some... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Breaks From HIV/AIDS Drug Regimens Can Lead to Inflammation, Premature Death, Study Says

...at 85 of the patients who died early in the study and compared their blood samples with the 170 patients who did not. Three blood proteins, or "biomarkers," linked with inflammation were found at higher levels in the study participants who died... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...mitochondrial toxicity, the mitochondria are damaged and lactic acid is not broken down. This can cause levels of lactic acid to become elevated. If these levels become too high, a rare, but serious condition called lactic acidosis can occur. ... Read more »
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