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Should I Take Metformin If I Have Aids

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The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...factors put people at higher risk for lactic acidosis,including: Treatment with Videx and/or Zerit (when used together, the risk is evenhigher) Treatment with ribavirin (for hepatitis C) Treatment with Glucophage (metformin) (used to control diabetes) Obesity Female gender Poor liver function Taking Care of Yourself Because there is a connection between liver problems and lactic acidosis,make sure that...
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Metformin

Is Metformin still an effective treatment for losing weight caused by fat distribution?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The results with metformin for management of fat redistribution in the setting of HIV treatment are mixed to unimpressive so cannot be generally be recommended. 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
...modifications (diet and exercise), as well as switching antiretroviral therapy, have had very limited success in reducing VAT. One drug, metformin, did show some benefit at reducing VAT, but accelerated peripheral fat loss (lipoatrophy). Neither... Read more »

Metformin for diabetes to treatment lypodystrophy

What meds are available to reverse/reduce the effects of lypodystrophy?? does the medication Metformin work and if so does it have any neg interactions for someone that is not diabetic or just borderline??? can someone take Metformin for this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...lipodystrophy. There are no easy answers or treatments for many patients which remains a frustrating situation. Use of diabetic meds (metformin or the glitizides) have had variable effect with any positive result being fairly modest with some... Read more »

Hiv and Diabetes meds

I have been positive for 20+ years now. (holding my own without medications) About 6 years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and about 4 years ago was placed on a drug called Metformin. I went for awhile with no complications, and then my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Diabetes has been shown significantly influence the rate of progression of HIV infection nor has any of the HIV meds (including metformin). HIV+ patients over time often see a decrease in viral load and drop in CD4 counts in the absence of... Read more »
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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...medications. Medications: There are some drugs that can be used to treat theseconditions, such as Glucophage (metformin). All Symptoms of Lipodystrophy Diet and exercise: Increasing exercise and improving your... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...to have negative effectson blood sugar. Activists are asking the manufacturer of leptin to do larger studies in HIV+people. Metformin This diabetes drug showed promise in reducing belly fat in early studies.However later studies have not... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 1 Reply
...I have excess medication such as Lexiva, Epzicom, Metformin, Lipitor, and Tricor. I wonder what I can do with it? Sell it? Give it away? or Throw it away. Its all unopened bottles. Please Read more »

Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 2 Replies
...I have excess medication such as Lexiva, Epzicom, Metformin, Lipitor, and Tricor. I wonder what I can do with it? Sell it? Give it away? or Throw it away. Its all unopened bottles. Please Read more »

Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 1 Reply
...I have excess medication such as Lexiva, Epzicom, Metformin, Lipitor, and Tricor. I wonder what I can do with it? Sell it? Give it away? or Throw it away. Its all unopened bottles. Please Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Read more »