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How To Manage Mitochondrial Toxicity When You Have Hiv

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Mitochondrial Toxicity

...muscle weakness in people taking AZT. It is probably the cause of "fatty liver" (hepatic steatosis) and high levels of lactic acid that can be caused by all of the nukes. Unfortunately, there is very little research on how much mitochondrial damage each ARV causes to different parts of the body. We also don't know which combinations of drugs cause the most MT. Researchers know how to measure the number of mitochondria in different cells,...
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Growing concern around mitochondrial toxicity

I have been on truvada and sustiva for 9 months and for the past few weeks have been experiencing muscle aches and weakness in both legs and arms. I also have had 'muscle twitching in my leg muscles when lying still in bed. I have also been feeling...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...lactic acid levels, liver enzymes, and electrolyte/renal tests are useful for checking for significant metabolic problems due to mitochondrial toxicity. The rate of serious metabolic/mitochondrial toxicity on Truvada + Sustiva has been low (<... Read more »

MITOCHONDRIAL TOXICITY

I have developed myopathy due to HIV meds. Med cocktail has been change to one with minimal toxicity. In the meantime I plan to start nucleomax,coq10,lacetyl carnitine vitb1/2/6 to minimize sxs until change of meds takes effect..Are there any foods...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...aware of any particular diet that would clearly impact the course of muscle recovery from drug related injury due to presumed mitochondrial toxicity. If any reader is aware of dietary recommendations in that setting please post! KH Read more »

mitochondrial toxicity- what is it

Hi, Im taking 3tc, sustivia, and abacavir. Im experiencing lypo- who isnt it seems. What is mitochondrial toxicity and what caused it.Am I taking any medications which may contribute to it, and if so, some suggestions as to what else I might...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...intracellular organs that are crucial for cell function and energy generation. No intervention has beens shown to consistentlyh prevent mitochondrial damage (though vitamins B1,B2, vit E, co-enzyme Q, L-carnitine and others have been tried with... Read more »

mitochondrial damage

Epivir (lamivudine) has caused severe mitochondrial damage after six years of use. I knew this was happening,but my doctor refused to listen. Now, he wants to eliminate all NRTIs from my regimin. Is that possible? to get by with no NRTI. I want to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...well qualified certified HIV specialist should be able to do exactly that! If you are having trouble locating a qualified HIV/AIDS specialist in your area, I suggest you check the American Academy of HIV Medicine's Web site at www.aahivm.org, as... Read more »
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The Dangers of Mitochondrial Toxicity: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...the nucleoside analog class of antiretrovirals, which includes Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) and Zerit (stavudine, d4T), cause mitochondrial toxicity that is associated with subcutaneous fat loss (lipoatrophy), muscle weakness (myopathy), and... Read more »
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Mitochondrial Toxicity and Lactic Acidosis Fact Sheet

...this enzyme synergistically (where 1+1 = more than 2). At least one group of researchers claims d4T is most commonly related to mitochondrial damage in people, though others do not accept this finding. Early results from a small study show that... Read more »
Women Alive

Mitochondrial Toxicity

...gradual break-down of the mitochondria. When the mitochondria stop performing, many illnesses can arise. This is what is called mitochondrial toxicity. Some diseases related to mitochondrial dysfunction are lactic acidosis, neuropathy, muscle... Read more »
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HIV and Pregnancy

...blood, such as thrombocytopenia (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... Read more »
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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 »

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...Researchers Find AIDS Drugs Cause T Cell Death in Healthy, HIV Negative Patients! In the June Read more »

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