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Monitoring Cholesterol And Blood Sugar In Invirase

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HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...problems, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe skin rash accompanied byfever, fatigue, muscle or joint aches, blisters, facial and tongue swelling),lipodystrophy, sulfa allergy, increased bleeding in people with hemophilia,high blood sugar, diabetes, or worsening of diabetes Triglyceride and cholesterol levels should be checked before starting Lexivaand regularly during treatment. It may be necessary for your health careprovider to...
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HIV AND BLOOD SUGAR

Can a weakened immune system (HIV) cause blood sugar to increase
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV per se had not been linked to increased blood sugar or increased risk for diabetes. KH Read more »

blood sugar

How do you lower your blood sugar
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
1- Exercise 20 min a day. Brisk walking can help2- Avoid sweets and flours3- Eat vegetables, wild rice, oatmeal, lean meats, fish, nuts, avocados, nuts, oranges, apples, berries, low fat milk products, eggs, olives and olive oil. Mix carbohydrates,... Read more »

blood sugar

My doc told me I have a problem with my blood sugar (it's too low) I'm not on meds yet, and HIV+ for less than 18 mos, could this be from the HIV?Also are there any meds I should avoid in the future if I already have a blood sugar problem?P.S. I am...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Some healthy people have incidental blood glucose levels that are surprisingly low as an incidental finding on blood analysis. In the absence of symptoms this low blood sugar Read more »

Blood Sugar Question

My latest Lab, Blood Sugar is 120. Is that bad and what does that mean. My doc Said we was going to watch it and for me not to eat much sweets.
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...history or were taking drugs that might unmask diabetes (like some protease inhibitors) your doctor could arrange a fasting blood sugar then a glucose tolerance test as well as testing HbA1c a marker of longer term sugar control in the blood.... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

... Introduction Blood Glucose Abnormalities: The Basics Insulin Resistance and HIV Causes of Blood Glucose Disorders Diagnosis and Monitoring Management Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

...and glucose builds up in yourblood. Some people who take HIV protease inhibitors develop insulin resistance and can have high blood glucoselevels. This condition is sometimes treated with the samemedications used to treat diabetes. There is no... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Invirase

...Trazodone concentrations may increase; a lower dose of trazodone is recommended. Use calcium channel blockers with caution. Monitor digoxin levels; digoxin dose may need to be decreased. Use caution with anti-convulsants: Tegretol... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Saquinavir (Invirase)

...irregular heartbeat. Interactions are also possible with several antihistamines (allergy medications), sedatives, drugs to lower cholesterol, and anti-fungal drugs. Digitalis levels can be dangerously increased by Saquinavir. Garlic capsules ... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

anyone taking Isentress and Invirase combination?

Posted by nevereasy
...Isentress is a relatively new therapy. My Dr just added it to my mono therapy of Invirase (boosted with Norvir). I have been undetectable for two years on the Invirase but my Tcells never get over 300. He added Isentress. Read more »

Results and Cholesterol

Posted by movingon, 6 Replies
...was 306,000. I just got latest results and CD4 is 407, V/L is 2,800. I am reasonably happy with these results. However - my cholesterol has risen. I go to the gym almost every day and i do have a balanced diet - but i do anjoy a treat every now... Read more »