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Ways To Prevent 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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atripla and lactic acidosis

Does Atripla increases the chances of me developing lactic acidosis? This is the first HIV treatment I received since I was tested poz a month ago and I am really beginning to get use to it. Is this something that i should immediately treat? what...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lactic acidosis is very rarely seen in patients taking Atripla-not generally a concern. KH... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

Hi Dr. Bob.My girlfriend has recently started an ARV regime and has been put on Stocrin & Truvada. Her CD4 count was very low and her viral load high. Other than her blood results she is in very good health. She is concerned about lactic...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Marco,I'm curious: Of all the much more common potential problems that could arise from having a "very low" CD4 count and the array of potential drug side effects and toxicities associated with Stocrin and Truvada, why is your... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis=Death?

Hello - I'm a 32-year old man who's been poz for 14 years (yes, since I was 17 or 18). Though I've managed to hang on more or less through the years, the last few have brought serious problems with various organs, most notably...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You raise a number of very serious and important issues, and every aspect of your care needs to be considered separately.With respect to your kidney failure, it will be important to maintain good hydration, as dehydration could worsen the function... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

What are the most common treatments for Lactic Acidosis? Do you simply stop the HIV meds and wait? or are there any other proactive things that can be done? Thanks....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lactic acidosis is a still relatively uncommon but very serious condition. The prevailing view is that lactic acidosis represents a form of mitochondrial toxicity possibly due to the class of drugs known as the nucleoside reverse transcriptase... 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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is aids way worse than hiv

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everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

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of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

you'll NEVER look at a banana the same way

Posted by ItsFaith, 6 Replies
Get your mind out of the gutter people!!!! ;-) Keep reading. Good information!

Bananas Contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.... Read more »