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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

Hi, I had my first resolt for lactic acid in my blood: 30 while maximum tolarated is 18. All opther tests are fine. I have been on nukes for 13 years. Am I in big danger of becoming ill and developing lactic acidosis? Thanking you, Luc/belgium...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you are having no symptoms and no other blood test abnormalities (such as liver enzyme elevations) you most likely just need to be monitored and watch carefully for symptoms. The lactic acidosis test is a tricky one and can be influenced by just... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

What is Lactic Acidosis? How is it monitored? What causes it? Is it something I should ask my doctor to test for? Or is it measured in routine blood tests, like a CBC panel? My doc has never mentioned it. I am on a STI going on eight months because...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Lactic acidosis is the disease caused by a abnormally high lactic acid level in the blood. It is important to distinguish between small elevations in lactic acid levels (called hyperlactatemia; may be caused by HIV itself, and probably not... Read more »

lactic acidosis

what is the role of sodium bicarbonate iv in the management of lactic acidosis.kindly provide formula for treatment....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Optimal management of lactic acidosis depends on the underlying cause with withdrawal of offending agents and supportive care key factors. Use of IV NaHC03 requires careful monitoring and titration with the goal to raise the blood pH to 7.20 and... Read more »

PEP and Sudden Lactic Acidosis?

I've been on PEP with Combivir for exactly 14 days now. It's generally been agreeing with me every day; no side effects at all except for feeling a little more tired than usual. However, today, when taking my first dose getting up in the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.I think that it would be rather unusual to see lactic acidosis (or hyperlactatemia) so soon after starting on treatment (unless you're pregnant, and even then it would be very unusual).Nevertheless, it does sound like... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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DOES ANYONE LIVE IN CLEVELAND, OH? I MAY BE MOVING THERE AND AM CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH CARE. I AM A PATIENT AT A WONDERFUL HIV CLINIC IN ROCHESTER, NY AND AM AFRAID I WON'T FIND A PLACE TO GET MY CARE IN CLEVELAND. THIS CLINIC IS NON-PROFIT, VERY UP... Read more »