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Hiv And Lactic Acid

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An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

Brand Name: Sculptra Other Name(s): New-Fill, PLA, PLLA Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Poly-L-lactic acid, also known as PLLA, is the main ingredient of Sculptra, also known as New-Fill. Sculptra is a powder that is mixed with water and then injected into the skin. Sculptra belongs to the class of medicines called dermal fillers. Injecting Sculptra into facial skin may give it a firmer, fuller appearance. PLLA is used...
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Stopped drugs due to high lactic acid levels while I'm on Chemotherapy

My doctor has stopped all of my HIV drugs (Crixivan, Norvir, Videx, Combivir) as blood test shows high lactic acid. I am on chemotherapy (CHOP) for Lymphoma. I am half way through the chemotherapy regimen. Our concern is with starting new drugs at...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
There's pretty good published data in the medical literature indicating that HIV-lymphoma patients do better if they are taking HIV drugs. This is because if the viral load is controlled, then you are both less likely to develop a lymphoma... Read more »

Stopped drugs due to high lactic acid levels while I'm on Chemotherapy

My doctor has stopped all of my HIV drugs (Crixivan, Norvir, Videx, Combivir) as blood test shows high lactic acid. I am on chemotherapy (CHOP) for Lymphoma. I am half way through the chemotherapy regimen. Our concern is with starting new drugs at...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That would depend on many factors including your past HIV history, presence of resistance, bone marrow status, etc. I often use a bone marrow and mitochondrial friendly regimen if possible in similar circumstances (avoiding possibly all NRTIs... Read more »

saftey of excersise and lactic acid

I have been weight training for the last year, however I was just put on epizcom and reyataz, should i be concern and should i not weight train at all?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have scores of patients on that regimen many of whom exercise regularly with no problem. Should be OK simply use common sense and alert your HIV doc if you notice unusual problems or symptoms. KH... Read more »

Watch out for Sustiva and Need help with Lactic Acid

I would like to advise anyone that has a history of psychiatric problems, PMS, and addictions that Sustiva can be a deadly aggravator;i.e. suicidal ideations, return to street drugs, severe depression and PMS. Please be careful even if you are on a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It often takes 40-50 days for the lactic acid levels to return to normal -- rarely up to 6 months. You might consider trying L-carnitine, N-acetyl cysteine, co-Enyzyme Q, and vitamins B1 and B2 (see Healing HIV by Jon Kaiser for doses). Good luck.... Read more »
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lactic acidosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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Polylactic Acid and facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous
Hi Guys, anyone with experience with polylactic acid facial injections used to rebuild collegen?

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Nucleic Acid Test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know what the Nucleic Acid Test for HIV and Hep C is and how accurate that is, way after the window period? It is not commercially used as far as I know. Is it similar to P24, PCR DNA or RNA or just an antibody test?

Cheers,
pete

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Valproic acid

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello
As i'm just tested positive, I was starting to study ths infection... and i was looking at all researches & recent descoveries... looking for hope that one day this HIV can be cured...
among all, the study about valproic acid is the only one... Read more »