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How To Treat Mitochondrial Toxicity And Hiv

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Mitochondrial Toxicity

... What Are Mitochondria? What Is Mitochondrial Toxicity? What Are the Signs of MT? How Do ARVs Cause MT? What's Next? What Are Mitochondria? Mitochondria (my-toe- con' -dree-a) are small "organs" in our cells. They are the cell's power plant. They use oxygen, fat and sugar
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Can Nucleomaxx help people with HIV who are not on meds?

Hello,I just wondered if you know of anyone who is taking Nucleomaxx to aid with lipoatrophy/lipodystrophy symptoms and who has not started meds yet? My symptoms are very mild, but are present.I assume just having HIV would cause some mitochondrial...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...triglycerides. It takes horribly and it is expensive. It never picked up in the HIV community even when we did not have any options to treat lipoatrophy.Are you a runner, have used anabolic steroids or have lost weight? I wonder why you would... Read more »

HIV and chronic morning pain and fatigue

Having read so many posts on joint pain, fatigue etc on this forum and my doctor's inability to give me a concrete answer except "Perhaps that is just one effect of HIV", should I and others just accept it as a way life we just have to cope with? I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...patients warmer climates do seem to help relieve pain. Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, de-conditioning, mitochondrial toxicity from meds, and many other factors may be involved though difficult to pin down and treat... Read more »

How is Mitochondrial Toxicity Ruled Out?

Dear Dr. Bob,I have been HIV+ for 17 years, and on Viracept, D4T, 3TC for the past three years. My viral load undetectable, CD4's averaging 900, but I have had severe fatigue for around 9 months. I am often so exhausted that I am afraid of falling....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Whipped in S.F.,Well, Ill stand by my previous statement, "we have much to learn about how to diagnose and treat mitochondrial toxicity." Is there a way to "conclusively rule it out?" Well, there are ways, but these types of tests are not... Read more »

MITOCHONDRIAL TOXICITY

Anti-HIV drug side effects linked to mitochondrial toxicity have been around for years. It is obvious with the growing incidence and possible role of lipodystrophy. It's a fact that all nukes inhibit cellular DNA polymerase beta and gamma, thus...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...if/when we get more drug classes that nuc use may decline. That is still a few years off.Regrads cytokines it may well be that mitochondrial toxicity isn't the issue but that nucs cause more TNF to be produced by certain cells. This has been... Read more »
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The Body

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 »
AIDSinfo

HIV and Pregnancy

...measure the blood levels of liver enzymes (proteins made and used by the liver) to determine if your liver is working properly. Mitochondrial toxicity: also referred to as mitochondrial dysfunction. Damage to the mitochondria that can cause... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...associated with liver damage. NRTIs can have negative side effects that may lead to liver problems. One such side effect is mitochondrial toxicity. Mitochondria are inside of cells and produce energy by breaking down sugars and fat. At the same... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Lactic Acidosis

...measure the blood levels of liver enzymes (proteins made and used by the liver) to determine if your liver is working properly. Mitochondrial toxicity: also referred to as mitochondrial dysfunction. Damage to the mitochondria that can cause... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »