Hiv And Cholesterol

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The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

... Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know if you Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Lipids are fats and fat-like
Ask the Experts

HIV meds and cholesterol

I am just about ready to start HIV med's and am concerned with Atripla possibly causing high cholesterol. I'm mainly concerned with the meds causing my LDL cholesterol levels going high quickly. Can you make any suggestions for other medication...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Atripla has had only a small or modest effect on increasing LDL cholesterol in most studies and in my experience. The HDL cholesterol ("good" cholesterol) may also go up some perhaps somewhat negating the 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 Read more »

HIV and Cholesterol

Hello Dr. Young and thank you so much for the great work you do on behalf of the HIV/AIDS community and the same goes to all the doctors here on The Body.This past June I started a clinical study sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline on: Lexiva, Epzicom, and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...clinical study-- it's because of very special persons like you that we now have better medications to treat HIV.Elevations in cholesterol are common among persons who start on HIV treatments. In this regard, the newest protease inhibitors,... Read more »


Is there any connection with being HIV+ and cholesterol? My latest cholesterol test was 237 (LDL). I've been HIV+ since 1981, I weigh 175, 5'11", 38-years old. I've never had full-blown AIDS nor have gotten sick. Can someone have high cholesterol...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...definitely can have high cholesterol (In fact -- die of a heart attack) without being fat just like someone could get sick from HIV/AIDS without previously looking like they were sick. Your HIV doc would be a good person to further discuss the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: HIV Drug Lexiva Label to Warn of Cholesterol Increases

...its HIV drug Lexiva. The letter, which the Food and Drug Administration posted on its Web site Thursday, warns of increases in cholesterol levels and discusses a "potential" increase in heart attacks. GSK recommended that doctors check patients'... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins May Slow Progression of HIV/AIDS, Study Says

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at .... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

New Guidelines for Avoiding Heart Disease by Managing High Cholesterol, Triglycerides, or Related Problems in HIV

...persons with HIV. These guidelines were prepared by a team of clinical scientists on the Cardiovascular Subcommittee of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), who updated preliminary recommendations published in 2000. These guidelines also... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tennessee: AIDS Awareness Day

...In recognition of Latino AIDS Awareness Day, the Community HIV Network will offer free health screenings on Wednesday 2-6 p.m. at Planet Jump, Suite 8, 6662 Read more »