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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 Physical Activity 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 substances in the blood. Cholesterol andtriglycerides are lipids. Your body uses...
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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...
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 »

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
Thanks for your question and comments. Most importantly, I want to thank you for volunteering to participate in the clinical study-- it's because of very special persons like you that we now have better medications to treat HIV.Elevations in... Read more »

HIV, Cholesterol Level and Vitamin Supplements

I am in my 60s and have had an AIDS diagnosis for just over ten years. For a long time my total cholesterol was considered borderline. Now it is consistently in the range of 210-250. I exercise three times a week, have lowered my carb intake, and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
It seems that you have tried very hard to decrease your cholesterol with diet and exercise, but you fail to tell me what your LDL is. You also do not tell me what HIV medications you are taking. Efavirenz and protease inhibitors may increase LDL... Read more »

Untreated HIV and low cholesterol

I have read some articles suggesting that untreated HIV infection often causes lower cholesterol levels.Is this true and, if so, do they know why?Many thanks....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Untreated HIV is associated with low HDL (good cholesterol) levels and can be associated with low LDL (bad cholesterol) if the HIV disease is advanced (partially as a marker of deteriorating nutritional status). Why is not well worked out. Going... Read more »
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Results and Cholesterol

Posted by movingon, 6 Replies
Hi All

I started meds about 9 weeks ago when my CD4 was 282, and V/L was 306,000. I just got latest results and CD4 is 407, V/L is 2,800. I am reasonably happy with these results.

However - my cholesterol has risen. I go to the gym almost every day... Read more »

HIV is ruining me...

Posted by Anonymous
I have been HIV+ since 1990. Inhibitors I have been on for 7 years were working, but resistance becoming apparent, and cholesterol sky high due to the cocktail. I only work part time, but have gone into leave with out pay almost every month for a... Read more »

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