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Mitochondria are small organs in your cells. They help convert the
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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,...
is relatively easy to diagnose with properly collected blood tests. Your symptoms could be but seem unlikely to be due to AZT Read more »
how do you treat lactic acidosis?
can be caused by a variety of medical conditions including infections, cancers, medications, just to name a few. If it is related Read more »
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...
is very rarely seen in patients taking Atripla-not generally a concern. KH Read more »
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...
has been rarely seen with Atripla so that is possible but unlikely. Persistence problems with the efavirenz or GI problems from Read more »
...(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 »
... What Is It? The term lactic acidosis
describes high levels of lactate in the blood. Lactate is a by-product of the breakdown of sugar in the body. Although lactic Read more »
...in the NRTI class. A rare, and sometimes fatal, complication of antiretroviral therapy including NRTIs is something called "lactic acidosis
." Lactic acidosis
is the accumulation of lactic acid in bodily tissues. This build-up may be caused by... Read more »
...PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, and PATIENT INFORMATION sections of the ZERIT (stavudine, d4T) label to describe the occurrence of lactic acidosis
and neuromuscular toxicity in patients using stavudine. A total of 25 patients with neuromuscular... Read more »
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...Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis
? Would like to hear, share experiences. Read more »
WEll from the incident i already mentioned I went to the emergency room to get a prescription for PEP. They didn't favor the idea becasue of all the side effects. Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three: Indinavir Sulfate: every... Read more »
...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 »
Gentlemen, Stay away from Videx it infected my pancreas and made me diabetic, apprantly it does that to a high percentage of people on it or as I also understand kills another hign percentage of them. What does Bristol Myers Squibbs do? Sell death... Read more »