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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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Lactic Acidosis Recovery/Treatments

I was recently taken off my meds regimen of (DDI, Invarase, Norvir, Ziagen) for a condition that recently developed which resembled Lactic Acidosis. My lactic acid level was at (25) and all the basic symptoms were present (fatigue, nuasea/dizziness,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There are a few published reports from the US and Europe describing the use of a cocktail like you describe in the setting of life-threatening lactic acidosis. Usually stopping the offending agents, good fluid support, and time will result in... Read more »

PEP and Sudden Lactic Acidosis?

I've been on PEP with Combivir for exactly 14 days now. It's generally been agreeing with me every day; no side effects at all except for feeling a little more tired than usual.However, today, when taking my first dose getting up in the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It was be extra-ordinarily rare for serious lactic acidosis to develop after 2 weeks of Combivir-I have never seen that happen so I would consider other explanations. I would get a chemistry panet and a brief clinical examinations to make sure it... Read more »

PEP and Sudden Lactic Acidosis?

I've been on PEP with Combivir for exactly 14 days now. It's generally been agreeing with me every day; no side effects at all except for feeling a little more tired than usual. However, today, when taking my first dose getting up in the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.I think that it would be rather unusual to see lactic acidosis (or hyperlactatemia) so soon after starting on treatment (unless you're pregnant, and even then it would be very unusual).Nevertheless, it does sound like... Read more »

Fatigue from lactic acidosis ????

Dr. Bob,I'm so tired it's taken me several days to write this e-mail. I know you are coming to talk to us again in August or Sept. but this just couldn't wait. My hemoglobin is down a bit but my doc thinks my symptoms are due to...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Hey Q,OK here is what we know and don't know about this topic. Unfortunately the "don't know" portion far outweighs the "know" portion -- but we are learning more everyday so stay tuned for more information.Lactic... Read more »
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lactic acidosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

ITS A FACT

Posted by Anonymous
Its a fact some of positive people lie about their status before sex. If you are going to have sex BE SAFE! dont believe people if they tell you they are negative, they may not be. ALWAYS PRACTICE SAFE SEX!!!!! I hope we learned something here.

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HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when:
You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »