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What Are The Dangers Of 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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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

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 »

Is It Hyperlactemia/Lactic Acidosis?

I have been HIV positive for 10 years. I am male and of average weight. I keep in shape and take multi-vitamins, with extra B-2, and thiamine. I have been undectable for 2.5 years taking Combivir and Viread. I have had no problems with the combo....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You should get a clinical and laboratory evaluation to assess kidney, muscle, liver, and metabolic status/function. I am not a fan of your particular regimen but is may work for some. Viread renal problems may be more common in persons with... Read more »

Lactic acidosis

what leads to lactic acidosis?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Many things including infections, certain medications, and other kinds of medical illnesses.... 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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Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Sally, wana play?

Table for one please.. As far out of sight the better.... Read more »

a dangerous touch

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
To be short, a sex worker touch me on my neck. My neck was shaved half an hour ago when I had my hair cut.

If the sex worker had just finished her job for a client and her hand was contaminated with the man's semen, and the sex worker dose not clean... Read more »

HeteroSex is DANGEROUS!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
For all those who continually say heterosex is not as dangerous for a man.. Here is a posting from JAMA HIV/AIDS

The rate of male-to-female transmission was not significantly different from the rate of female-to-male transmission (12.0 per 100... Read more »