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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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cholesterol and HIV

Dr. Holodniy,Does having a high cholesterol in anyway suggest HIV infection? It seems like many people with HIV infection have to deal with high cholesterol. Is this due to HIV or as a side effect to medication?
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
Medications. Read more »

high cholesterol/trigylcerides

Hi Dr. Henry,I've started taking meds in 2006 and my VL is now undectable. I am a black male, 46 y.o., 6'2" tall, and 195#.At my last visit my doctor told me that my cholesterol and trig were in the bad range. She is considering putting me on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your HIV regimen is a little unusual with no ritonavir boosted for the Lexiva when using nevirapine (Viramune). An evaluation by a dietician/nutritionist Read more »

Atkins diet, high cholesterol, and viramune

I have been POZ about 4 years now and on meds for about 3. All is going well undetectable VL with a high T cell count around 900. My only problem has been a conflict with my antidepressant caused by the viramune which I understand changes how my...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. Weight gain and associated high cholesterol and triglycerides often occur in the context of HIV infection. Of course, these medical issues are common and become increasingly 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 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 »
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 »
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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 »

Need Positive Thoughts

Posted by Bear60, 7 Replies
...and am waiting for a call from him or from a doctor. As you know a year ago he had a stent put in a clogged artery (due to high cholesterol problems generated mostly by his lipdystrophy). Well, he has been complaining of discomfort for the past... Read more »

Scared to take the test? Please Read.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...come in. Needless to say it was a harrowing two weeks. The results came back today. My policy was approved, besides a bit of high cholesterol I had nothing wrong with me. No HIV. It was like a huge stone was lifted off my back. It still hasn't... Read more »

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
...long wait and i am still waiting to get into their "system";in addition to the hiv and hep-c,i also have high blood pressure,high cholesterol,depression,bi-polar disorder,herniated discs,sciatica,and recently discovered,osteoporosis, this is very... Read more »