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Blood Sugar and Fats

See Fact Sheet 121 for 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...
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Reyztaz blood sugar levels/side effects

I went on Reyataz 6 months ago and for the past month I have felt nervous, shakey, heart beating faster, more trouble sleeping. Had simular issue with last two protease Could this be happening again? 3tc, Viread, Videx, are my other meds, Ambien to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A have card for a small number of patients who simply don't tolerated any PI for unclear reasons. If your blood tests are OK then it would seem unlikely that blood sugar issues are playing a part. PIs can increase the levels of the Ambien to... Read more »

switch of meds will my blood sugar levels return to normal or is my diabetes here to stay?

I had been infected with the HIV virus I guess about 20 years ago?the last time I injected myself with heroin. For 16 years I was nonsystematic until I developed dementia and was hospitalized. My T-cell count was 135 and my virile load was...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. Often switching off a PI to a NNRTI will result in some improvement though many patients were destined to develop diabetes (which is increasing in the general population) regardless of an effect of a particular HIV drug. Diet,... Read more »

high mcv , lipids, and blood sugar

i had blood work done and now am show triglyc at 371, tot chol at 217, mcv of 118, and fast blood sugar of 127. have been on viracept and combir since 1997. diagosed in 1989. are these signs that i need to be on some cholesterol lowering meds as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Though it is worth checking your vit B12 and folic acid level, the high MCV is likely due to the zidovudine (AZT) in Combivir and usually is of no clinical significant. AZT also linked to more fat problems that current regimens (such as those... Read more »

Blood Sugar out of control

Dear Doc, I have been on sustiva and combivir for 3 years now.I am also type 2 diabetic and been on metoformin for years prob about 6. I noticed a few months ago that my blood sugar was always between 200 and 300 everytime i tested my self so i...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.It's not clear to me what extent your HIV medications are causing alterations in your sugar levels, though the possibility of drug-related increases is possible.It is important, either way to get improved sugar control. I... Read more »
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Trying to be complete, scared on many levels. Hope I'm wrong and just crazy.

Posted by terrorized, 6 Replies
So here we go. This is quite the story, but maybe some here have been in similar positions.

I am 34 years old, seperated from my wife for 2 years, and just left a relationship with a 21 year old girl I met at college who I know now is a highly... Read more »

Blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If someone has a blood test (not an HIV test) 35 days after exposure, and the blood test doesn't show any abnormality, Is this an indication that an recent exposure has not happened, or should I be having an HIV test anyway? Read more »

thorough blood test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to the doctor a few months ago with a bladder infection. He prescribed me some antibiotics, but upon my persistence and anxiety, he agreed to do a complete and thorough blood test. I was called back a few weeks later saying that my levels of... Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »