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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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Atripla and lactic acidosis

My partner has been positive for over a year now and has been on Atripla for just about as long. He had problems with the Sustiva in it for about three months and now just recently has been really tired all the time and has been throwing up quite...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lactic acidosis has been rarely seen with Atripla so that is possible but unlikely. Persistence problems with the efavirenz or GI problems from the tenofovir or other intercurrent medical problems are all possible explanations. A history and... Read more »

Lactic acidosis and Glucophage

I read your response concerning lactic acidosis but I still have questions. My mother is a type II diabetic and we recently read in the paper about glucophage(?) and how it could cause lactic acidosis. Her doctor has also mentioned that she may have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Lactic acidosis is a rare complication of the use of glucophage-- based on what you've described, it would be difficult for me to confirm or negate a diagnosis, but the test for lactic acidosis is a simple blood test.If your mother's... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

What are the most common treatments for Lactic Acidosis? Do you simply stop the HIV meds and wait? or are there any other proactive things that can be done? Thanks....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lactic acidosis is a still relatively uncommon but very serious condition. The prevailing view is that lactic acidosis represents a form of mitochondrial toxicity possibly due to the class of drugs known as the nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »

lactic acidosis

Dear Douglas,I guess there are many like me out there but are not coming out about it in an countable fashion, that is part of why I think I need to share this:I got HIV since 1989 and take treatment since 5 years. D4t (Zerit) was always on my plan....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Good question. It takes several months to recover from high lactate levels. You need to get them drawn at least monthly. It has taken some people almost a year to get better. When you are you can use AZT, 3TC Abacavir or Tenofovir with nevirapine or... Read more »
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Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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