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How To Manage High Triglycerides When You Are Hiv Positive

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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know If You Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Physical Activity and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Lipids are fats and fat-like substances in the blood. Cholesterol andtriglycerides are lipids. Your body uses...
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High Triglycerides meds/side effects

Dear Dr:I tested positive since 1998, and managed to keep my viral load undetectable (<50), and my C4 count is currently above 1,200. I've been on the same meds from the start, Videx, Zerit, and Sustiva, and are luky that I have never had...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
You seem to be describing the flushing episodes (with warmth, redness, itching, tingling) that are common adverse events with Niaspan. These can be reduced using aspirin or another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug taken about 30 minutes before... Read more »

High Triglycerides and Lack of Sleep

The first of November 2000 I received positive results for HIV. I sought more help immediately. My levels were: CD4 304 and Viral Load 224,000. I began the easiest combination treatment at the end of Nov. of Combivir and Sustiva, since the virus was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
I feel quite strongly that impaired sleep can be a side effect of efavirenz (Sustiva). This tends to get better with time (even months out), or with medications to assist with sleep, such as Ambien or Sonata. Some find that Benadryl at bedtime helps... Read more »

High Triglycerides

I've been reading some of the posts regarding High Triglycerides.I'm starting treatment next month, and the medications that I'm discussing with my doctor are Sustiva and Truvada, aka Atripla.A lot of my reading is pointing to Sustiva...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You are really to be commended for all the changes you have made to improve your health. In studies of Atripla, increases in triglycerides have not been much a problem. For instance, in a recent study of Atripla in 200 HIV+ people starting... Read more »

Gout & High triglycerides

Cocktail of norvir, viread, lexiva. Recent dx of gout also triglycerides are 403 and HDL Cholesterol low at 22, also have lipody. Can you tell me which if any of my meds are responsible?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Norvir (ritonavir) boosted protease inhibitor regimens can increase the triglyceride levels. Diet and exercise levels and genetics can also influence triglyceride levels. HIV infection itself often is associated with a low HDL level-not so much the... Read more »
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Atripla -- High Triglycerides, Lovaza or Lopid use

Posted by JimNC, 1 Reply
My husband was diagnosed with HIV in 2009. He'd obviously been POS for quite a long time. (2,000,000+ HIV count, T cell 180). He went on Atripla, quickly reducing his HIV count from 2M-500K-50K-500 every 3 months, now undetectable. His T cells has... Read more »

Manager, Center for HIV Information SF

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Manager, Center for HIV Information

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The UCSF Center for HIV Information (CHI) is a faculty-directed program of the Department of Medicine with a remarkably successful track record for developing key information resources on... Read more »

soc worker.case manager position in Tampa Bay area

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I am a social worker/case manager in a Neuro Rehab program in Level II Trauma Center. I am HIV+. I would like to move into the HIV/AIDS in Tampa Bay, preferably Pinellas Cty. Read more »

Wellness Case Manager / Prevention L.A.

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Wellness Case Manager / Prevention ( 2 positions ) - Provide highly individualized and intensive case management support and prevention services to people living with HIV disease. A bachelor's degree in a human services-related field and a minimum... Read more »