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How To Treat High Cholesterol And Hiv

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The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...The higher your LDL,the higher your risk of heart disease. The other is high-density lipoproteins(HDL) or "good" cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heartdisease. Your health care provider can tell you if you have high cholesterol ortriglycerides by doing a simple blood test called a fasting lipid profile. Thiswill measure total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. (You should havenothing to eat or drink for 8-12 hours before...
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does being hiv positive age you faster than if you weren't positive?

I am a 40 yr.old hiv + woman,has chronic fatigue,and has high blood pressure,high cholesterol,high triglycerides,all complications due to hiv meds,does the complications of meds and the disease age a person faster than if you were hiv negative?
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Untreated HIV and particularly progression of HIV to illness, is associated with accelerated aging. People may notice accelerated aging Read more »

Atkins diet, high cholesterol, and viramune

I have been POZ about 4 years now and on meds for about 3. All is going well undetectable VL with a high T cell count around 900. My only problem has been a conflict with my antidepressant caused by the viramune which I understand changes how my...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. Weight gain and associated high cholesterol and triglycerides often occur in the context of HIV infection. Of course, these medical issues are common and become increasingly Read more »

High Cholesterol Levels

Since I've become HIV+, my Cholesterol levels went from 178 2.5 years ago to 290 where it is now. I'm beginning to worry. I've changed my eating habits drastically since becoming positive. I drink tons of water, my BIA analysis shows I have...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...cholesterol or saturated fat, then it can have an impact...But you can stop worrying about both your HIV and your heart -- just by treating both well.Good luck. Read more »


Hello, I am a 30 y/o male HIV+ for 9 years, began treatment last year with cd4 of 8 and vl >750000. Last labs cd4 364 (down from last month 450) and vl undetectable. Triglycerides 324, LDL 41 Hdl 19. On Kaletra and Truvada. What would you...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...hour fast) are high. This is the typical and most common lipid problem associated with HIV and HIV therapy. We all talk about high cholesterol but it is high triglycerides that are the main problem for HIVers. High triglycerides have been... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS history of the disease A poor diet Not exercising regularly A lot of fat around the belly Hepatitis C or liver damage High cholesterol High blood pressure What Problems Can Diabetes Cause? Diabetes can lead to serious illness... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...are thinking about HRT to decide what's right for you. Other risk factors for heart disease include: High blood pressure High cholesterol Smoking Lack of exercise/physical inactivity Stress Poor diet Being overweight or obese Diabetes ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...accumulation in lipodystrophy. It has similar results to growth hormone with fewer side effects. It was approved by the FDA in 2010. High cholesterol or glucose should be treated the same way as for people without HIV. Some health care providers... Read more »

An Overview of Lexiva (Fosamprenavir, Telzir)

...develops a severe rash. Other serious side effects of this medicine include changes in body fat, increased risk of heart attack, high cholesterol, increased bleeding in individuals with hemophilia, high sugar levels in the blood, and onset or... Read more »
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Its been a month...

Posted by gqman119, 4 Replies
...from him asking me to come in to discuss the results. My mind was racing with reasons of why he called me. I thought it was high cholesterol, since I knew I wasn't eating well. Little did i know that i tested positive for HIV. I thought i was... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed, Medication Overload!

Posted by whyyyyyy, 2 Replies
...through this?. Some nights I fall right back asleep. Others, there is no sleep. I take Atripla, the once a day pill used for the treatment of HIV infection. And while the single pill I take every night around ten has greatly improved my health,... 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 »

Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options?

Posted by hblue23, 4 Replies
...excuse the long drawn out story, but I need help and I am scared. I just had a baby, she's 5 months old now. I was on the HIV meds for the pregnancy because it was necessary to protect her and it is known that your immune system is down while... Read more »