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How To Manage Lactic Acidosis When You Have Hiv

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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 Understanding Lactic Acidosis Mitochondria are small organs in your cells. They help convert the
Ask the Experts

Lactic acidosis - hypothetically

I have been followed by an HIV specialist for more than 20 years, the last 12 of which have been HIV+ and treated (Undetectable viral load) with an AZT-containing regimen" I have had complaints of muscle weakness and pain, debilitating fatigue,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lactic acidosis is relatively easy to diagnose with properly collected blood tests. Your symptoms could be but seem unlikely to be due to AZT Read more »

lactic acidosis

how do you treat lactic acidosis?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Lactic acidosis can be caused by a variety of medical conditions including infections, cancers, medications, just to name a few. If it is related 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. Read more »

atripla and lactic acidosis

Does Atripla increases the chances of me developing lactic acidosis? This is the first HIV treatment I received since I was tested poz a month ago and I am really beginning to get use to it. Is this something that i should immediately treat? what...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lactic acidosis is very rarely seen in patients taking Atripla-not generally a concern. KH Read more »
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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 »
AIDSinfo

HIV and Pregnancy

...(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 »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...CD4 cell counts over 250. Women with over 250 CD4 cells should not switch to Viramune unless there are no other options. Lactic Acidosis Lactic Acidosis is a buildup of lactic acid in the blood. It is a rare but serious complication of the... Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... 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 »

lactic acidosis

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

Loss of cognitive function

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...I must admit I find the prospect of losing my ability to think extremely frightening. I know I have posted that people with HIV/AIDS must live in the NOW and let the future take care of itself, but I am having a hard time dealing with this new... Read more »