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Metabolic Complications Of Antiretroviral Drugs

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AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

... How Serious Is HIV for Children? How Are Children Different? Research on Children Treatment for Children Children and Adherence The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Children? Where antiretroviral medications (ARVs) and good medical care for pregnant women are available, new infections of children are rare. There were about 2 million children around the world living with HIV in 2007. Anyone age 13 or younger is counted
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pt with cardiac arrest

we have a 39 y/o african american female who presented with severe hyperuricemia & hypercalcemia with pancytopenia & found to have AIDS with multiple myeloma. Patient was started on antiretroviral ,trazavir & kaletra along with chemotherapy with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...rarely could cause some cardiac rhythym abnormalities while AZT rarely causes lactic acidisos (more common if other underlying metabolic/liver problems). KH Read more »


Not sure where to post this, since for some reason you've chosen to close the lipodystrophy forum. Still, as someone who is HIV-positive, not on meds, and in good health, but who is nevertheless experiencing facial and peripheral lipoatrophy, could...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fat distribution abnormalities have been linked to non-treatment factors (such as aging, duration of HIV infection, degree of CD4 depletion, and perhaps genetic components) so various manifestations of lipodystrophy are seen in HIV+ persons the... Read more »


Hello Dearest Experts, Although it may be true that Hiv Meds might prolong progression to ARC (Aids Related Complications) it seems that the current medicines out to treat the disease are deliquent and inconsistent in allowing patients who spend...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...drugs made CMV and other opportunistic conditions endangered species (I chose to study prevention and treatment of metabolic complications of HIV therapies). Does fat wasting, high triglycerides, and diabetes suck? You bet, but not nearly so... Read more »

interaction of lipid lowering meds.

I have been on Viracept, D4t,3tc, and Atenolol for over 4yrs. UD viral load, 1100 Tcells. Lipids have been as high as 303 Cholest. and 745 Trigly. Have been on Lipitor, and Zocor, quit because of muscle pain. Also was on Baycol but it was pulled off...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...The treatment of elevated lipids can be very complicated in persons on antiretroviral therapy. The protease inhibitors and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors are metabolized through the cytochrome Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

New Guidelines on Metabolic Complications of HIV and Antiretroviral Treatment

...On November 1 a panel of 12 leading experts on metabolic complications of HIV and antiretroviral treatment published guidelines for managing these complications, and a review of what is already known. Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Treating Morphologic and Metabolic Complications in HIV-Infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

...Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection convened by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents. March 23, 2004. Accessed October 25, 2004 at: ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Management of Metabolic Complications Associated With Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-1 Infection: Recommendations of an International AIDS Society-USA Panel

...and lipid metabolism, lactic acidemia, bone disorders, and abnormal fat distribution have been recognized recently as frequent complications associated with HIV-1 infection and potent antiretroviral therapy, but limited data are available... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Lipodystrophy and Metabolic Complications of HIV and Antiretroviral Therapies

...growing realizations of limitations of therapy also emerged. Therapies were complicated by large pill burden and short-term complications or side effects of therapy often limited the use of medications. As the life expectancy for those affected... Read more »
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More complications??

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
If you guys can please help asses my situation, it would be much appreciated. I only took 2 tests both were done the same day. 13 days post exposer I took a Rapid Antibody test, as well as a NAAT or DNA test. The Rapid came back negative, which I... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

My exposure was a bit complicated, HELP!!

Posted by questions, 3 Replies
I am a gay guy and yesterday I had sex with a guy I met, I didn't suck him or anything, he sucked me though the only thing I did was fingering him in the anus, however after I pulled my finger out, and right after I did I saw blood coming out of... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »