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How Do I Avoid Lactic Acidosis

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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Understanding Lactic Acidosis What Causes Lactic Acidosis? Symptoms of Lactic Acidosis Treatment Risk Factors Taking Care of Yourself Understanding Lactic Acidosis Mitochondria are small organs inside your cells. They help convert energy inthe food you eat into energy your body uses to function. Like solar cells thatconvert sunlight into electricity, mitochondria are power plants inside your cells that...
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Intensive exercise & Lactic acidosis

Dear Doctor,I am currently on my first combo started in March 2004 (videx epivir sustiva). I would like to avoid as much as I can the potential risk of lactic acidosis specially related to ddi, so here are my doubts: I do weight training 4 times per...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In general heavy exercise is well tolerated by patients on your particular regimen. You may want to have your HIV specialist evaluate you for that if for nothing else to be reassured. I am unaware of any data suppporting the need to avoid the foods... Read more »

restart meds worried about lactic acidosis JB

Dear Docs,Thanks for your hard work - it really helps. My doctor took me off all anti-retrovirals (I was on Viramune, Epivir and Zerit) because I was showing symptoms of lactic acidosis. I had previously been on Crixivan instead of Viramune, but...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Lactic acidosis may occur as a complication of treatment with nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Your doctor has recommended a regimen which avoids drugs in this class, and should be quite potent. At this time we are still learning about... Read more »

Restart Meds after Lactic Acidosis

I spent nearly 20 years on mostly NNRTIs and my T-cell counts were well maintained. I started a lactic acidosis event. I stopped all meds ( most recently just Combivir). I have regained most of my strength, but my viral load and T-cell count deemed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lactic acidosis is most often seen in regimens containing the thymidine nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs not NNRTIs) particularly D4T > AZT. After lactic acidosis oftren NRTIs can be used as a part of an effective regimen but... Read more »

restart meds worried about lactic acidosis

Dear Doc,Thanks for your hard work -- it really helps. My doctor took me off all anti-retrovirals (I was on Viramune, Epivir and Zerit) because I was showing symptoms of lactic acidosis. I had previously been on Crixivan instead of Viramune, but...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You don't say what the evidence for lactic acidosis was, so I'll assume that that decision was correct. Some people think lactic acidosis is associated with nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors, which is why your doctor is... Read more »
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lactic acidosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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avoiding transmission to others in school.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
im still waiting 3 month's to get tested, by the time the date comes i will be starting highschool, how can i avoid passing the virus to my friends and classmates in school?

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can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

avoiding reporting requirements

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in a state that has mandatory HIV reporting.

My question is this,

Although the state where I live currently offers anonymous testing, to get treatment the test must be confidential. As a result of this requirement the result of the test, if... Read more »