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Managing Dyslipidemia And Hiv

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Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...people showed 18% less deep belly fat in those on tesamorelin than those on placebo. Although it may help some people trim down some of their deep belly or visceral fat, it should not be viewed as a weight control product. In HIV- people this fat has been shown to increase a person's risk for heart disease. Tesamorelin does not affect subcutaneous fat , or the fat that's found above the stomach muscles but below the skin. Body Shape...
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No-flush niacin vs. cholesterol & triglycerides

Nelson,For those of us that can't stand the "niacin flush", is there any indication whether the no-flush niacin (inositol hexanicotinate) works as well as regular "live" niacin? I've been taking the no-flush niacin for many years and it was working...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...prescription form of extended release niacin. A placebo-controlled, double-blind trial in 122 HIV-negative patients with primary dyslipidemia compared Niaspan 1000 and 2000 mg/ day with placebo. Niaspan reduced LDL cholesterol significantly... Read more »

Extended-Release Niacin May Reduce HAART-Related Dyslipidemia

Hi Dr. Henry:I just read about this and wondered if you had ever heard of this before and whether anyone had been using this before the study?Extended-Release Niacin May Reduce HAART-Related DyslipidemiaNEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 12 -...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Yes I am familiar with that study out of Washington U in St. Louis. The ACTG is conducting a larger dose ranging study on the effects and safety of that form of niacin which clearly has side effects including aggravating a tendency to diabetes but... Read more »

Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra, truvada, instentra) I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made Read more »

Lipodystrophy (LIPODYSTROPHY)

I'm trying to find CURRENT information about lipo treatment options, but everything I find, including on this site, is over 2 years old. Can you point me to anything newer. I've been advanced/full-blown (technically) for 15 years, and for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The best source for current information about lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy) should be your HIV specialist physician. Treatment options depend on your specific case. There is current information on treatment options on this Read more »
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High Prevalence of Obesity, Dyslipidemia and Inflammation Seen in Behaviorally Infected Adolescent Women

...therapy, and also higher in the women who were classified as being obese. To summarize, we saw a high prevalence of obesity, of dyslipidemia and inflammation in this group of behaviorally infected adolescent women, despite a relatively short... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

New Guidelines for the Use of Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs with HAART

... Introduction Elevated triglycerides and cholesterol are an increasingly common concern for HIV-positive people, especially those on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Abnormally high levels of triglycerides and Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Lexiva (Fosamprenavir Calcium) -- Dear Health Care Professional Letter

...GlaxoSmithKline and FDA notified healthcare professionals of a potential association between Lexiva and myocardial infarction and dyslipidemia in HIV infected adults. GSK has modified the existing Warnings and Precautions section of the... Read more »
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Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Metabolic Complications in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

...References Introduction Metabolic and morphological changes, collectively referred to as lipodystrophy, are prevalent among HIV-infected individuals treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART). The morphological changes associated with... Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... 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 »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

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...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Have we been over medicated all along?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...This is amazing to me! By Deborah Mitchell DENVER (Reuters Health) - It may be possible to maintain long-term suppression of HIV and prevention of immune deterioration, while significantly reducing dyslipidemia, using only nucleoside reverse... Read more »