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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

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 the tenofovir or other intercurrent medical problems are all possible explanations. A history and... Read more »

restart meds worried about lactic acidosis

Dear Doc,Thanks for your hard work -- it really helps. My doctor took me off all anti-retrovirals (I was on Viramune, Epivir and Zerit) because I was showing symptoms of lactic acidosis. I had previously been on Crixivan instead of Viramune, but...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You don't say what the evidence for lactic acidosis was, so I'll assume that that decision was correct. Some people think lactic acidosis is associated with nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors, which is why your doctor is... Read more »

lactic acidosis

I've been diagnosed with lactic acidosis. (28.2mg/dL) This was about 2 months ago. I went off meds, first time in 10 years against MD advice. My t-cells went into the toilet 400 to 180, and my viral load went from undetectable to 135,000. The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention much about you current or past HIV therapy which is a key part of how to best approach your situation. It is striking that the lactic acidosis didn't improve. I don't know what the normal range for lactic acid is... Read more »

Fatigue from lactic acidosis ????

Dr. Bob,I'm so tired it's taken me several days to write this e-mail. I know you are coming to talk to us again in August or Sept. but this just couldn't wait. My hemoglobin is down a bit but my doc thinks my symptoms are due to...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Hey Q,OK here is what we know and don't know about this topic. Unfortunately the "don't know" portion far outweighs the "know" portion -- but we are learning more everyday so stay tuned for more information.Lactic... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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