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How To Manage Lactic Acidosis When You Have Hiv

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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=Death?

Hello - I'm a 32-year old man who's been poz for 14 years (yes, since I was 17 or 18). Though I've managed to hang on more or less through the years, the last few have brought serious problems with various organs, most notably...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Liver failure in the setting of AIDS is a tough situation. I can not endorse any alternative medications in the face of liver failure as truly effective. Jon Kaiser's book Healing HIV and the website www.daair.org have some useful suggestions... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis=Death?

Hello - I'm a 32-year old man who's been poz for 14 years (yes, since I was 17 or 18). Though I've managed to hang on more or less through the years, the last few have brought serious problems with various organs, most notably...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It sounds like things have gotten quite desperate and I am always reluctant to step in to situations like this since I don't know enough about you to start treating you. It sounds like your doctor has been very thorough and is very familiar... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis=Death?

Hello - I'm a 32-year old man who's been poz for 14 years (yes, since I was 17 or 18). Though I've managed to hang on more or less through the years, the last few have brought serious problems with various organs, most notably...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You raise a number of very serious and important issues, and every aspect of your care needs to be considered separately.With respect to your kidney failure, it will be important to maintain good hydration, as dehydration could worsen the function... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis & HIV meds stopped

I have elevated lactic acid. this is after taking 5 weeks of effavarenz, d4t, and ddi. Sustiva made me psychiatrically ill so we stopped all meds. VL is now 0 from 31,000 5 wks ago. Dr does not want to put me back on meds because of this new...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
Dear Scared:Unfortunately, we are still learning about the clinical condition known as lactic acidosis and do not have all the answers. It is confusing and frightening when you hear that this condition can potentially be fatal. Let's try to... Read more »
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