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Should I Take Pravastatin If I Have Aids

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where do we go from here

my son has had hiv for at least 11 years. He is an alcoholic and does not take good care of himself. Recently in a fit of depression he went off his meds and now his viral load is 100,000+ and tcells are 139. He has moved home and I need to know now...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...the highest priority for your son. It is great news that he wants help. I would suggest you talk to his provider or a local AIDS service organization for reverral to mental health and substance use services. Taking care of these issues is hard,... Read more »

Statin

Dear DrWhat statin should i ask for. I was given Crestor but after 3 weeks my liver enzymes were higher than usual, so I stopped taking them. Can you give me a list of what Statins to ask my local Dr (He's not that hiv savvy)for Statins that do not...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I assume you have tried diet and exercise. There is most experience with Pravastatin and Atorvastatin. Fenobibrate is often added to decrease trigycerides. Niacin and fish oil are otehr options. The ACTG (AIDS Read more »

Zocor and HAART meds.

Hi, thanks again for your responses and very helpful information. About a month ago I asked if taking zocor (a satin) to control high cholesterol and tryglycerides is possible while also taking HAART. I will be needing HIV meds. at some time in the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...medications, they must be used carefully in order to avoid drug-drug interactions and toxicity.Currently recommended statins are pravastatin and atorvastatin. Low doses should be used when starting (20 mg of pravastatin or 10 mg of... Read more »

Triglycerides Rising

My triglyceride level has gone way up - to over 1,000. I recently changes my meds, adding Norvir and ddi. Which of these two do you think may be causing this problem? I am taking 40 mg. of zocor a day- it's not helping. Also,I heard that Norvir...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...combination with another protease inhibitor) so we have to deal with the elevated lipid levels. We have used atorvastatin and pravastatin for cholesterol (esp bad cholesterol=LDL) elevations and gemfibrozil or fenofibrate for elevated... Read more »
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Comparison of Fenofibrate vs. Pravastatin for Patients With HIV and Lipid Abnormalities

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HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

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Itchy skin rash from sun and meds?

Posted by DJones, 4 Replies
I have been on Fluconazole, Acyclovir and Atripla for about 6 months. I noticed problems with a terrible itchy skin rash when I was in the sun when the summer began. I have stayed out of the sun or put sun block on until last Saturday I was at a... 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 »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

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

HIV/AIDS Blogging/Blogs

Posted by DaveyBoy, 2 Replies
...Blog is online (web based) journal or small blurbs people can read or comment. My HIV/AIDS blog is on http://hiv-aids.blog-city.com Other POZ blogz on http://www.HIVforum.com/blogs/ Read more »