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How Can Mitochondrial Toxicity Be Prevented

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What can I do to prevent mitochondrial toxicity?

Nelson: I am taking Zerit+Kaletra+Epivir and am very aafraid of this thing I keep hearing about called mitochondrial toxicity. What are the symptoms and what supplements or things can I take to prevent it? I want to get off Zerit but my doctor does...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...inhibitors of pol gamma, although the other NARTIs exert some influence as well. To date, researchers have not studied the extent of mitochondrial damage when anti-HIV medications are combined, which is standard practice for most individuals... Read more »

Growing concern around mitochondrial toxicity

I have been on truvada and sustiva for 9 months and for the past few weeks have been experiencing... Read more »

mitochondrial toxicity

if it is thought that some nukes cause mitochondrial toxicities/deficiencies. can these problems... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Mitochondrial Toxicity

...high levels of lactic acid that can be caused by all of the nukes. Unfortunately, there is very little research on how much mitochondrial damage each ARV causes to different parts of the body. We also don't know which combinations of drugs cause... Read more »
The Body

The Dangers of Mitochondrial Toxicity: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...the nucleoside analog class of antiretrovirals, which includes Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) and Zerit (stavudine, d4T), cause mitochondrial toxicity that is associated with subcutaneous fat loss (lipoatrophy), muscle weakness (myopathy), and... Read more »
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Mitochondrial Toxicity and Lactic Acidosis Fact Sheet

...this enzyme synergistically (where 1+1 = more than 2). At least one group of researchers claims d4T is most commonly related to mitochondrial damage in people, though others do not accept this finding. Early results from a small study show that... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Mitochondrial Damage

...The topic of mitochondrial damage is gaining more and more press as a potential side effect of anti-HIV medication. Simply put, the mitochondria are the "energy Read more »
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I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »

HIV Prevention among Hispanics in Pierson, Florida

Posted by HIV_Prevention1
Hello I'm an outreach worker in Pierson, Florida and I'm looking for a Hispanic teen or adult who lives near by that would volunteer to come and talk to my students. I run the Youth Empowerment Progran in this area, which is an HIV/AIDS prevention... Read more »

BOYCOTT Project (RED) Auction Sothebys

Posted by Alex1, 2 Replies
SEE RED & BOYCOTT Project (RED) Auction Sothebys New York 14th February 2008 "An error can never become true however many times you repeat it. " Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948). We are calling upon Bono of The (Project) Red Campaign, Damien... Read more »

A Toxic Combination

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 9 Replies
If my dilemma was: - just dealing with the virus; or - just suffering with the guilt of cheating on my wife; or - just the feelings of rejections by those who said they loved me; or - just the constant blaming, belittlement and bursts of rage... Read more »