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High Triglycerides And Aids

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The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...The main danger of hyperlipidemia is heart disease. If you have too muchcholesterol in your blood it can build up in your arteries (blood vessels),forming plaque. This buildup of plaque can lead to a heart attack or a stroke.High triglycerides can also increase your risk of getting pancreatitis (apainful inflammation of the pancreas). Some HIV+ people experience lipodystrophy. Lipodystrophy includeshyperlipidemia, as well as other unwanted...
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High Triglycerides from HIV medications

I have been on Sustiva for about 10 yrs now (epzicom for about 6) recent labs show my trigs around 330, cholesterol around 210, LDL 113....I eat like a horse, very low fat diet, hardly any red meat, alot of salmon, tilapia,ground turkey, alot...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...the risk of lipoatrophy and hyperlipidemia. So we have more questions than answers when dealing with the metabolic effects of HIV medications. Good luck! Read more »

High Triglycerides & HIV

Dr. Gallant: I have a question on high triglycerides related to HIV.Brief history, current CD4 count 800, viral loadundetectable. Current meds., Crixivan, AZT, Zerit, 3tc. Two months agotrigylcerides were 9700, and I developed acutepancreatitis. I...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Although it's possible that your high triglycerides are unrelated to HIVor your medications, the most common reason for high triglycerides inHIV-infected people is therapy with Read more »

Low HDL, LDL, Cholesterol, but high triglycerides?

Dx'd with CNS Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, StageIVc, then advanced AIDS in 2/07, went through high-dose chemo, radiation, mouse clonal anti-bodies gene therapy (Rituxan)... somehow squeaked through after 3 separate oncologists said treatment would be of...
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
...waiting until you complete the HCV treatment and clear your system of its side effects. You could also consider modifying the HIV meds and see if that does the trick before embarking on lipid lowering meds. Read more »

Low cd4 and high triglycerides.

Hi, I just tested positive 2 months ago and got my first labs back yesterday. My viral load was 59,500 and my cd4 count was 365. They told me it was quite low enough to go on meds but I was pushing it. Anything I can do to help this level rise?I...
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
...necessary. However, in many people medications might be required. It also could be a factor in the decision around what kind of HIV meds you might be started on. Yes stress, could affect the CD4 count. Another set of numbers or two will help... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Carnitine for High Triglycerides

...several forms; the two most commonly used are L-carnitine and L-acetyl-carnitine. A number of studies have found that people with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) may have less-than-normal levels of carnitine. Signs/symptoms of carnitine deficiency include the... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...foods (carbohydrates), such as bread, potatoes, rice, and corn. See a registered dietitian to help you plan your meals. Many AIDS service organizations have registered dietitians on staff who will see you free of charge. Sometimes, despite diet... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...diet may help control insulin resistance. See a registered dietitian to help you make good choices and plan yourmeals. Many AIDS service organizations have registered dietitians on staff whowill see you free of charge. The health benefits of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with... Read more »
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