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How Do You Know If You Have Lactic Acidosis

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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 Read more »

Twitching vs Lactic Acidosis

Thank you for this wonderful site. I have used it several times in the past and I have to say its... Read more »
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The Well Project

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 Read more »
AIDSinfo

Lactic Acidosis

...(too few platelets), anemia (too few red blood cells), and neutropenia (too few neutrophils). Mitochondrial damage can lead to lactic acidosis and hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) and may also play a role in lipodystrophy (see Lipodystrophy Fact... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Lactic Acidosis Warning

...in the NRTI class. A rare, and sometimes fatal, complication of antiretroviral therapy including NRTIs is something called "lactic acidosis." Lactic acidosis is the accumulation of lactic acid in bodily tissues. This build-up may be caused by... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

d4T and Lactic Acidosis With Neuromuscular Weakness: FDA Warning

...PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, and PATIENT INFORMATION sections of the ZERIT (stavudine, d4T) label to describe the occurrence of lactic acidosis and neuromuscular toxicity in patients using stavudine. A total of 25 patients with neuromuscular... Read more »
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lactic acidosis

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

PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
WEll from the incident i already mentioned I went to the emergency room to get a prescription for PEP. They didn't favor the idea becasue of all the side effects. Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three: Indinavir Sulfate: every... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »