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Ways To Prevent Lactic Acidosis

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The Well Project

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 in your cells. They help convert the
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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 acidosis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effects and toxicities associated with Stocrin and Truvada, why is your girlfriend concerned about such a rare complication as lactic acidosis?!? Stocrin and Truvada are not routinely associated with this complication. (It was seen most... Read more »

Atripla and lactic acidosis

My partner has been positive for over a year now and has been on Atripla for just about as long. He had problems with the Sustiva in it for about three months and now just recently has been really tired all the time and has been throwing up quite...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lactic acidosis has been rarely seen with Atripla so that is possible but unlikely. Persistence problems with the efavirenz or GI problems from Read more »

Lactic acidosis - hypothetically

I have been followed by an HIV specialist for more than 20 years, the last 12 of which have been HIV+ and treated (Undetectable viral load) with an AZT-containing regimen" I have had complaints of muscle weakness and pain, debilitating fatigue,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lactic acidosis is relatively easy to diagnose with properly collected blood tests. Your symptoms could be but seem unlikely to be due to AZT Read more »
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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...CD4 cell counts over 250. Women with over 250 CD4 cells should not switch to Viramune unless there are no other options. Lactic Acidosis Lactic Acidosis is a buildup of lactic acid in the blood. It is a rare but serious complication of the... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Lactic Acidosis

...(too few platelets), anemia (too few red blood cells), and neutropenia (too few neutrophils). Mitochondrial damage can lead to lactic acidosis and hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) and may also play a role in lipodystrophy (see Lipodystrophy Fact... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...effects. The following life-threatening side effects have been reported. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience: Lactic acidosis (buildup of an acid in the blood). This can be a medical emergency and may require treatment in the... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...effects. The following life-threatening side effects have been reported. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience: Lactic acidosis (buildup of an acid in the blood). This can be a medical emergency and may require treatment in the... Read more »
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I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

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...Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences. Read more »

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Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...esophageal candidiasis, CMV retinitis and pneumocystis. With regard to antiretroviral therapy, we see peripheral neuropathy and lactic acidosis are on the rise. I believe that we don't see as much drug allergy since we use efavirenz more than... Read more »