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Testing For Gene That Causes Lactic Acidosis

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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Understanding Lactic Acidosis What Causes Lactic Acidosis? Symptoms of Lactic Acidosis Treatment Risk Factors Taking Care of Yourself Understanding Lactic Acidosis Mitochondria are small organs inside your cells. They help convert energy inthe food you eat into energy your body uses to function. Like solar cells thatconvert sunlight into electricity, mitochondria are power plants inside your cells that...
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Severe Lactic Acidosis & Mitochondria Toxicity

I tested positive in 1998 with a vl:1900+ and cd4:800+. I was not placed on meds until 10/99, viramune,epivir and zerit. I was admitted in the hospital for 10 days with lactic acidosis and mitochondria toxcicity. I couldn't eat or drink and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
From your history and prior challenges with medications it sounds like you can defer treatment at this time. There are different guidelines and the only definitive data that we have is for treatment with CD4 count less than 200. So for people with... Read more »

lactic acidosis

My lactic acid levels have been at about 5 for past two weeks. I had been on ddi, d4t and Viracept since 1-98 with undetectable viral load, T-cells now at 1000, high cholesterol and triglycerides, facial, limb and buttocks wasting and slight fat...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I like the idea of a nonnucleoside such as sustiva or viramune. I also think it was reasonable to come off d4T and monitor your LA levels. I'm not sure that "wildly elevated serum" ferritin levels are necessarily bad by the way. I... Read more »

Lactic acidosis and Glucophage

I read your response concerning lactic acidosis but I still have questions. My mother is a type II diabetic and we recently read in the paper about glucophage(?) and how it could cause lactic acidosis. Her doctor has also mentioned that she may have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Lactic acidosis is a rare complication of the use of glucophage-- based on what you've described, it would be difficult for me to confirm or negate a diagnosis, but the test for lactic acidosis is a simple blood test.If your mother's... Read more »

confused about lactic acidosis

I have read many items about lactic acidosis but I'm still confused. It appears one can have a "low grade" form of this that may cause problems, but not be clinically obvious. I read that testing for serum lactate is a specialized...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fortunately the rate of lactic acidosis remains low (< 1%) so there is no need to panic. The symptoms are non-specific but can include malaise, nausea, fullness in the stomach, and weakness. A venous lactic acid level sent on ice to a decent... Read more »
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lactic acidosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
Is this a good thing?



Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported.

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The ccr5 gene

Posted by johnson147, 1 Reply
on june 15th 2012 I was exposed to the virus had seroconversion symptoms 2 weeks after but yet to test positive 6 months after exposure. Is it possible that I might carry the ccr5 gene in my body and it blocked the virus from really taking its... Read more »

hiv gene therapy

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
hiv gene therapy has been getting a lot of play in the national and international press as of late....i would be interetested in comments on this hope. Read more »