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Statins And Contraindication In Hiv Patients

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Neuropathy from Statins or Hiv or Hiv meds???

How do I know what is causing my neuropathy? I have been with Hiv/Aids for 20 years, on meds the entire time, and on statins for 3 years. The neuropathy started about 1 year ago. How do I know what is causing it??? I have heard it could be the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am disappointed to hear that your HIV doc does't want to pursue/evaluate your complaints. Neuropathy remains a frustrating problem often requiring special expertise (neurologist) and tests to sort out possible cause. There are many good HIV... Read more »

Anti-HIV effect of Statins?

In a recent reputable journal (deReal, et. al., "Statins Inhibit HIV-1 Infection by... Read more »

IS being HIV+ a contraindication to qualify for gastric bypass?

I'm HIV+ 11yrs now and doing great! CD4 700s/viral load 100 or less consistently for 5 years.... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins May Slow Progression of HIV/AIDS, Study Says

Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins given to HIV-positive people "suppressed the virus" and replenished CD4+ T cells, "two key measures of health" among HIV-positive people, researchers from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research in... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Metabolic Complications in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

Introduction Cardiovascular Complications CVD Risk Assessment Managing CVD Risk ART Choices and Lipid Changes Treatment Switching Summary References Introduction Metabolic and morphological changes, collectively referred to as... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Interactions Between Certain HIV or Hepatitis C Drugs and Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs Can Increase the Risk of Muscle Injury

Safety Announcement Facts About Statins and Protease Inhibitors Statins are a class of prescription drugs used together with diet and exercise to reduce blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ("bad cholesterol"). HIV... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Statin Use in HIV-Positive People

At CROI 2013, statins use in HIV management was the focus of a poster discussion and two late breaker oral presentations. Most usefully, this poster session included an overview by Steven Grinspoon from Massachusetts General Hospital prior to the... Read more »
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AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
From the Sunday January 6, 2008 New York Times Front Section

CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream.

Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

Posted by Anonymous
To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among... Read more »