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Hiv And Sugar

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Ask the Experts

Diabetes HIV Sugars

Hi, I have HIV and I am a diabetic. I am veruy careful what I eat. I take insilun 30 units in the morning and 26 at night. still my blood sugar is high. What can i do?Thanks...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The management of diabetes is complex and includes lifestyle modification (dietary changes, exercise), medications for diabetes, and monitoring of glucose levels and glycosylated hemoglobin, and surveillance for complications. In my opinion this... Read more »


Can a weakened immune system (HIV) cause blood sugar to increase... Read more »


Can HIV+ people have sugar or should they do without it altogether... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Determine How Antibody Recognizes Key Sugars on HIV Surface

WHAT: HIV is coated in sugars that usually hide the virus from the immune system. Newly published research reveals how one broadly neutralizing HIV antibody actually uses part of the sugary cloak to help bind to the virus. The antibody binding... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Blood Sugar Assessments and HIV -- Is There a Problem?

The hormone insulin helps cells absorb sugar from the blood. In cases of pre-diabetes, cells gradually lose their ability to respond to the effects of insulin. As a result, blood sugar levels can remain high for prolonged periods of time. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sugar Molecule Can Protect Against HIV, Study Finds

A sugar molecule called the Pk blood group antigen might provide a defense against HIV, according to a study published last week in the journal Blood , Toronto's Globe and Mail reports. Researchers from Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Sugar Daddies" Contribute to Spread of HIV in Africa, Experts Say

Sexual relationships between young girls and older, married men -- known as "sugar daddies" -- open up "huge networks" for HIV transmission in Africa, according to AIDS experts who spoke at a symposium at the XV International AIDS Conference in... Read more »
Connect With Others

RealityPlease do not sugar coat this

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello, I have been HIV positive for two years. My CD4 is 330, viral load is 3K and CD% is 29%. I just took a very stressfull, high management, high paying job in a company with travel. They do not know my status. I am not on meds. How long will... Read more »

Sugar Baby Love

Posted by JustMe2007
This french commercial really hits home for me and might for some of you as well. It's called Sugar Baby Love and hits the nail on the head with respect to how a lot of us rationalize and/or become HIV-positive. Check it out... Read more »

sugar lancet

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to my basement in my building shoeless. I stepped on a lancet, the ones that are use to check blood sugar. It's a tiny needle, but it did pierce my skin. Is this a risk. I didn't think so cause it was proabably on the floor for a while ... Read more »

Good Questions

Posted by Anonymous
As we know, the only positive way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. That being said, I have a few questions that I would like to have anwered. (Please, with sugar on top).

1. I always read about swollen lymph nodes in all areas of the... Read more »