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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

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 »

early signs of lactic acidosis?

I'm 39 and have had hiv for about 7 months. My lab results were not good during seroconversion (156 and over 500K) so the doctor started me on meds right away. I'm currently on Atripla and my labs are 1,221 cd4 and 140 vl. A remarkable...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Your symptoms do not sound like lactic acidosis at all- LA is a systemic illness with malaise, generalized weakness, abdominal pain, shortness of breath (among other symptoms).BY... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

Hi Dr. Bob.My girlfriend has recently started an ARV regime and has been put on Stocrin & Truvada. Her CD4 count was very low and her viral load high. Other than her blood results she is in very good health. She is concerned about lactic...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Marco,I'm curious: Of all the much more common potential problems that could arise from having a "very low" CD4 count and the array of potential drug side effects and toxicities associated with Stocrin and Truvada, why is your... 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 »
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Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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