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Hiv And Lowered Cholesterol Levels

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Cholesterol - HDL, LDL, Triglycerides

Does HIV cause all cholesterol levels to be lowered? I cannot find the answer anywhere. Some seem to say it effects HDL & LDL and I have also read that it raises Triglycerides and lowers the other two. Does HIV causes all 3 to be lowered or just...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Untreated HIV infection often causes a decrease in total cholesterol (often including decreases in the bad cholesterol=LDL and as well as decreases in the good cholesterol=HDL) and an increase in Read more »

Untreated HIV and low cholesterol

I have read some articles suggesting that untreated HIV infection often causes lower cholesterol... Read more »

High Cholesterol Levels

Since I've become HIV+, my Cholesterol levels went from 178 2.5 years ago to 290 where it is now. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...lipodystrophy, a potential side effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy that can cause metabolic changes, including a rise in cholesterol levels and a redistribution of body fat. After testing statins on HIV-infected cells in the... Read more »
Project Inform

Ezetimibe Lowers Cholesterol Levels

...ezetimibe, when used with a common statin inhibitor (pravastatin, atorvastatin, or fluvastatin), for its ability to lower LDL cholesterol levels in people on stable HIV therapy. LDL is low density lipoprotein cholesterol, commonly referred to... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...chance of drug interactions, make sure your health care provider is aware of all themedications you take. If you take a lipid-lowering drug, it is still important to include a gooddiet and exercise in your lifestyle to help the drug work its... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...reduce elevated lipid and glucose levels. Lowering the amount of saturated fats (found in animal products) may helpreduce cholesterol levels. Lowering the amount of fats and carbohydrates mayhelp reduce triglyceride levels. Some health care... Read more »
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Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
is it possible for doing too much exercise to advance the virus? exercise is a good thing in general, but is there too much? Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...redistribution that can leave the face and lower limbs gaunt, the stomach swollen and the back humped. Lipodystrophy also raises cholesterol levels and causes glucose intolerance, which could be particularly harmful to black people, who are... Read more »

Red Red Wine

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 3 Replies
...recent check up has shown more hurdles my way, which isnt no big deal to me, as far as dealing with them. One of the things is my cholesterol is all out of whack, and with the muscular problems im having im not a candidate for cholesterol... Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...fat, leaving the face and lower extremities wasted, the belly distended and the back humped. In addition, lipodystrophy raises cholesterol levels and causes glucose intolerance, which is especially dangerous to black people, who are already... Read more »