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AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

...information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included in the Chemistry Panel. For information on normal laboratory values, see Fact Sheet 120 . Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications (ARVs)? Standard blood tests measure blood sugar (glucose) but not blood fats. People with HIV are testing their blood sugar and blood fat levels more frequently because antiretroviral medications seem to cause abnormally high...
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Hello Doctor,How are you.I am an HIV patient.I am using 'TRUSTIVA' and 'atovostatin' and 'ezetimibe tablets in night.I am getting urine many times in night.I am obessy too.Would i go for blood sugar test as like normal people to identify the blood...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(Atripla in US) rarely causes diabetes. It can cause serious kidney problems in a small percentage of patients. Urine analysis and blood tests for kidney and metabolic problems is recommended as well as checking for any signs of infection. The... Read more »

Confused and Scared

I went into my GP office a few months ago and had routine blood test run to check for std's and my blood sugar level. I got a call about a month later and was told to come into see him. He told me that my Elisa test came back positive but my western...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I assume that you are referring to HIV testing. Please address your HIV related questions to the HIV forum..I will quickly state that I agree that your negative Western Read more »


Hello Dr. McGowan, I have emailed to you before and you were VERY helpful in answering my questions thank you.I have another question for my own educational purposes, why is it that for an HIV test fastening is not required, unlike for other blood...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital could interfere with what you are testing...such as blood sugar or lipids (fat and cholesterol content of the blood). HIV tests measure antibody levels which are the same in the fed or unfed state.JOe Read more »

Holiday now resistance??

Hello Doctor,I live in the UK, I have been on a drug holiday from truvada and sustiva for 18 months. My CD4 has dropped from 800 to 330 in 20 months, my viral load from undetectable to 750,000. I re-started the same truvada and sustiva three weeks...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals well, as that result is often less susceptible to short term ups and downs than the absolute number of CD4 cells.A single blood test showing a glucose elevation does not diagnose diabetes by itself, but that is an abnormally high value. You... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets (cells that help clot your blood if you get a cut. It is the most common blood test. Test at baseline and every 3-6 months. Chemistry Panel (See fact sheet 122 ): This combination of... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...However, there are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage. That is why it is important to have blood tests that can detect liver problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...risk of heartdisease. Your health care provider can tell you if you have high cholesterol ortriglycerides by doing a simple blood test called a fasting lipid profile. Thiswill measure total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. (You should... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
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Scared might be infected with HIV.

Posted by midwesternguy63, 3 Replies
...researching it, on some different medications and ALL of those can result in a fatty liver. Although everything else on the blood tests came back normal(ie. blood counts, all those types of...cytes, plus all the rest. I've always tested... Read more »

hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

Feeling Helpless in the Medical Community

Posted by everopen, 5 Replies
...diagnosed in 1998 when my orthopedic surgeon pulled me aside 5 minutes before going into hip replacement surgery, to tell me that my blood tested positive for HIV antibodies. Needless to say...I was floored. Like I stated above...things have... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...chance that Candida is present. Proper testing is essential to determine this for sure and to find out how bad the condition is. Blood tests can be inaccurate if they only test for Candida antibodies and antigens. These tests can show positive... Read more »