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High Cholesterol And Aids

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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 »

HIV+ and cholesterol

I've read in some journals that there's a relation between cholesterol & HIV, nl. that people with a high cholesterol count are more suscepible to developing AIDS and quicker to develop AIDS. Could it be that for people who find their medicins...
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
...There is test tube data that indicates that cholesterol from the cell membrane is critical for the formation of infectious HIV particles that grow and bud from the infected cell. We are a long way from completely understanding or knowing how to... 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/Blood pressure

I changed meds a yar and a half ago. Since that time I have had a substantial rise in my cholesterol (300) and my Triglycerides are around 600. My blood pressure has increased also. I frequently have blurred vision and my ears are enlamed...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
The elevations in your cholesterol and blood pressure are almost certainly related to your medications. You could review with your health care provider the risks and benefits of continuing these meds. I would not be afraid to exercise and would... 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 Body

High Steaks vs. High Cholesterol

...AIDS Weekly , the newsletter of the Black AIDS Institute , on Feb. 9. -->People who take certain HIV medications often get high cholesterol as a side effect of the drugs. Recently my doctor told me that I have high cholesterol . But is it a... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...family history of the disease A poor diet Not exercising regularly A lot of fat around the belly Hepatitis C or liver damage High cholesterol High blood pressure What Problems Can Diabetes Cause? Diabetes can lead to serious illness... 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 »

easier to give up

Posted by borrowedtime, 6 Replies
...found out that i have kidney disease (and advised to go on low sodium/potassium diet, 1500 mg/2000mg per day), type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and triglycerides. with a pre-existing mild tremors in my body, these added health fears (plus the... Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...add more meds there is more chance of something else going wrong. Statins, for instance, which are the drug of choice for high cholesterol, are bad for people with abnormal liver function, also a greater risk among blacks. Many AIDS patients... Read more »

"Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
..."Positive living" eclipsed by ARV (Antiretroviral) drive Originally, it seemingly appeared that anyone infected with HIV would progress to disease and die. This has long since been realized to no longer be true. We have individuals all over... Read more »