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How To Treat High Triglycerides When You Have Hiv

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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know If You Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Physical Activity and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Lipids are fats and fat-like substances in the blood. Cholesterol andtriglycerides are lipids. Your body uses...
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High Triglycerides & HIV

Dr. Gallant: I have a question on high triglycerides related to HIV.Brief history, current CD4 count 800, viral loadundetectable. Current meds., Crixivan, AZT, Zerit, 3tc. Two months agotrigylcerides were 9700, and I developed acutepancreatitis. I...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Although it's possible that your high triglycerides are unrelated to HIVor your medications, the most common reason for high triglycerides inHIV-infected people is therapy with protease inhibitors (Crixivan inyour case). Most of the time the... Read more »

High Triglycerides from HIV medications

I have been on Sustiva for about 10 yrs now (epzicom for about 6) recent labs show my trigs around 330, cholesterol around 210, LDL 113....I eat like a horse, very low fat diet, hardly any red meat, alot of salmon, tilapia,ground turkey, alot...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. The contribution of elevated triglycerides to the risk of stroke and heart attack is minor compared with other cardiovascular risk factors. So for triglycerides in the 300 range treatment is often not necessary. The... Read more »

High triglycerides, nothing works.

So my triglycerides are 350, on hiv meds for 10 years also chronic hep B.I take omega 3 daily, green tea, started L-carnitine and my triglycerides had actually increased from 250 6 month ago.What else can I do? I'm so skinny and if i start to...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You hardly gave me any information to help you. But I will make certain assumptions.Your triglycerides are high but not horribly high. I think you should try some things before deciding to start a triglyceride lower drug like Tricor.If you are... Read more »

High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Hello,Thank you for the work you do. I have a question about lowering cholesterol. I have been on HIV meds for almost two years. I started on Truvada/Sustiva and recently switched to Atripla. They have been working very well to control my HIV. My...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Diet, exercise, and fish oil supplements (often in doses of omega 3 fish oil @ 2-4 grams/day can be helpful in lowering elevated triglyceride levels in persons with HIV infection. KH... Read more »
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Atripla -- High Triglycerides, Lovaza or Lopid use

Posted by JimNC, 1 Reply
My husband was diagnosed with HIV in 2009. He'd obviously been POS for quite a long time. (2,000,000+ HIV count, T cell 180). He went on Atripla, quickly reducing his HIV count from 2M-500K-50K-500 every 3 months, now undetectable. His T cells has... Read more »

High VL/High CD4: what to do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi from Italy.
I'm HIV+ since Feb 00 and I discovered my status in June.
Since then I have regularly checked my situation having always high VL (from 60K to 240K) and high CD4 (from 750 to 1000).
My last analysis are VL: 200K and CD4: 907.
My doctor is... Read more »

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My husband and I are both positive and have been researching having a baby for 2 years. We are both healthy with undetectable viral loads and high cd4 counts and we are well aware of the risks. I know under the Americans With... Read more »

AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

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AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »