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How Do I Know If I Have 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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Lactic acidosis

I am a carer of an a boy living with HIV/AIDS who is now 19 years and he is now on ATRIPLA. The doctor warned me of lactic acidosis. Kindly let me know about the warning signs of lactic acidosis, because I have read that it can be fatal if not...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The risk of lactic acidosis from Atripla is very low (<<< 1%) so that ordinarily is not much of a concern. Symptoms of lactic acidosis are non-specific and can include increasing fatigue, muscle aching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight... Read more »

lactic acidosis

I've been diagnosed with lactic acidosis. (28.2mg/dL) This was about 2 months ago. I went off meds, first time in 10 years against MD advice. My t-cells went into the toilet 400 to 180, and my viral load went from undetectable to 135,000. The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention much about you current or past HIV therapy which is a key part of how to best approach your situation. It is striking that the lactic acidosis didn't improve. I don't know what the normal range for lactic acid is... Read more »

Am I predisposed to Lactic acidosis?

I found out I had cd4 88, and vl of 92,344. on May 27th. I started medication...Atripla June 6, 2008. Over 5 weeks my cd4 223, VL undetectable. I usually work out in the gym in winter for a couple of months before my tropical annual Mexico...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
i don't know why you are not feeling the same after a workout. It is hard for me to believe that it is related to the HIV meds. Lactic acidosis can be a side effect of HIV meds, although would be unlikely, but possible with Atripla. The feeling... Read more »

lactic acidosis

Again thank you for your response on switching Med- Osteoporosis. It's been six weeks since I switch meds from Isentress n Truvada to Stribild and so far no side affects, but recently this pass week I been waking up with bad circulation in my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.First, your symptoms are not compatible with lactic acidosis- so don't worry about that.Numbness on the hands could be due to a lot of things (including circulatory issues, nerve compression, neuropathy, to name a... 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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need to know if anyone knows any doctors in NY?

Posted by allie
I just tested positive and I am frightened- I do not know any doctors in NY where I live. I have an appointment with one that a friend of mine's brother uses who is HIV + also. His name is Robert Gayle.....does anyone know him or have any other... Read more »

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12 Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know
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1. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
2. A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.
3. A shrimp's heart is in its head.
4. In a study of 200,000 ostriches, over a period of 80 years, no one... Read more »

My dad has HIV, but he doesn't know I now know......

Posted by ibookg414, 5 Replies
Well, I just recently found out my gay dad is HIV positive, but he doesn't know that I know. I was over at his house recently (my parents are divorced) (im 18, he's 50) and I opened 1 drawer, which I had no clue was his medicine cabinet, saw all... Read more »