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Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know If You Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Physical Activity and Hyperlipidemia Drugs for Hyperlipidemia HIV Drugs and Hyperlipidemia Other Risks for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Lipids are fats and fat-like substances in the blood. Cholesterol andtriglycerides are lipids. Your body uses...
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High Triglycerides & HIV

Dr. Gallant: I have a question on high triglycerides related to HIV.Brief history, current CD4 count 800, viral loadundetectable. Current meds., Crixivan, AZT, Zerit, 3tc. Two months agotrigylcerides were 9700, and I developed acutepancreatitis. I...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Although it's possible that your high triglycerides are unrelated to HIVor your medications, the most common reason for high triglycerides inHIV-infected people is therapy with protease inhibitors (Crixivan inyour case). Most of the time the... Read more »

High Triglycerides from HIV medications

I have been on Sustiva for about 10 yrs now (epzicom for about 6) recent labs show my trigs around 330, cholesterol around 210, LDL 113....I eat like a horse, very low fat diet, hardly any red meat, alot of salmon, tilapia,ground turkey, alot...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. The contribution of elevated triglycerides to the risk of stroke and heart attack is minor compared with other cardiovascular risk factors. So for triglycerides in the 300 range treatment is often not necessary. The... Read more »

triglycerides

hi- I have a question- are triglycerides raised by HIV alone or a drug regimen fighting HIV?...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Both. Triglycerides are typically elevated in infection or injury and HIV is an infection. Some drug regimens will also elevate triglycerides. Examples of the anti-HIV medications that have been reported to increase triglycerides include ddI... Read more »

Cholesterol - HDL, LDL, Triglycerides

Does HIV cause all cholesterol levels to be lowered? I cannot find the answer anywhere. Some seem to say it effects HDL & LDL and I have also read that it raises Triglycerides and lowers the other two. Does HIV causes all 3 to be lowered or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Untreated HIV infection often causes a decrease in total cholesterol (often including decreases in the bad cholesterol=LDL and as well as decreases in the good cholesterol=HDL) and an increase in triglyceride levels though there are wide individual... Read more »
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My husband was diagnosed with HIV in 2009. He'd obviously been POS for quite a long time. (2,000,000+ HIV count, T cell 180). He went on Atripla, quickly reducing his HIV count from 2M-500K-50K-500 every 3 months, now undetectable. His T cells has... Read more »

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