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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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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 »

LACTIC ACIDOSIS

Hi, I had my first resolt for lactic acid in my blood: 30 while maximum tolarated is 18. All opther tests are fine. I have been on nukes for 13 years. Am I in big danger of becoming ill and developing lactic acidosis? Thanking you, Luc/belgium...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you are having no symptoms and no other blood test abnormalities (such as liver enzyme elevations) you most likely just need to be monitored and watch carefully for symptoms. The lactic acidosis test is a tricky one and can be influenced by just... Read more »

Lactic acidosis

Can having the condition lactic acidosis (high level of acid in blood) interfere with HIV testing results?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! Next question!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

What is Lactic Acidosis? How is it monitored? What causes it? Is it something I should ask my doctor to test for? Or is it measured in routine blood tests, like a CBC panel? My doc has never mentioned it. I am on a STI going on eight months because...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Lactic acidosis is the disease caused by a abnormally high lactic acid level in the blood. It is important to distinguish between small elevations in lactic acid levels (called hyperlactatemia; may be caused by HIV itself, and probably not... 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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Testing Nightmare, 4 tests 3 days, 6 tests 2 weeks

Posted by sms988, 1 Reply
I got tested after exposure and the results were negative, yay right? Well I'm kind of doubting my result... not out of "should I have waited longer" because I waited the right amount of time, it's how the test administrator performed the test. He... Read more »

Tested Negative, but ex tested positive...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My ex tested negative a month after our last encounter but he tested positive seven months after that encounter... I decided to get tested days ago, result: negative at 13 months (last friday, Rapid test) but I still have some symptoms that come... Read more »

I just tested positive and My partner tested neg

Posted by Leonardo, 3 Replies
I just tested positive on Friday. I told my partner and took him for testing. He tested negative. We've been together 11 years and have always had unprotected sex. I feel so alone now. I want to die. I can't bear to think of my life with him... Read more »