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What Meds Do Type 2 Diabetics With Hiv Take

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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Diabetes? Symptoms of Diabetes Glucose Tests Who Is at Risk for Diabetes? What Problems Can Diabetes Cause? How Are Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Treated? HIV and Diabetes Taking Care of Yourself What Is Diabetes?
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Hiv and Diabetes meds

I have been positive for 20+ years now. (holding my own without medications) About 6 years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and about 4 years ago was placed on a drug called Metformin. I went for awhile with no complications, and then my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Diabetes has been shown significantly influence the rate of progression of HIV infection nor has any of the HIV meds (including metformin). Read more »

Diabetes and HIV

I was just recently diagnosed with HIV. I have been a Type 2 Diabetic for 3years. I am on 500 mg of Metformin 2xday, 60 mg of Glipizide 1xday and I am taking a blood pressure med 20 mg 1x day "Lisprol". I go in 2 weeks to see a specialist to have my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...There is no drug interaction between your diabetes medicine and meds that may be used to treat HIV. The blood pressure medicine is probably lisinopril, which is also safe with Read more »

HIV Meds and Diabetes

I was diagnosed HIV+ January 96. I have never been sick or HIV+ symptomatic but was put on meds in May 96 due to my t-cell count (290/vl = 28,000). After 6 weeks I was undetectable and have stayed that way to this day. My most recent t-cell count...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Your current medications have not been clearly linked to increased rates of diabetes but there are occasional patients who appear to be pushed towards diabetes by medications such as yours. Switching the Sustiva Read more »

Meds and Diabetes

I'm taking Sustiva and Epzicom. My only risk factor for adult Diabetes is family history. My fasting glucose has gone up from around 85 to 108 in the last 3 years. This coincides with my meds switch. Is either drug known to increase glucose levels?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...immunologically, I suggest you get a 2 hour oral glucose tolerance test. It is pretty easy to do and may help clarify how bad your pre-diabetes is. A hemoglobin A1C level would not hurt either.If you are overweight you should try to loose a few... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Protease Inhibitor Use and the Incidence of Diabetes Mellitus in a Large Cohort of HIV-Infected Women

...Newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus (DM), exacerbations of preexisting DM, hyperlipidemia, and fat redistribution syndromes have been described among protease inhibitor Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...ketoconazole, which are used to stop candidiasis and other fungal infections. Other medications you may be taking for depression, pain, diabetes or other conditions might not be safe during pregnancy. Speak to your doctor and pharmacist about... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...arms and legs, with or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases or worsening of diabetes (see your doctor promptly), and increased bleeding in hemophiliacs. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...In parts of the world where effective HIV treatment is readily available, HIV is now considered a chronic disease, much like diabetes. But unlike diabetes, there's still a ton of stigma attached to being HIV positive. Even though having HIV... Read more »
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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...years that doctors were concerned that the HIV meds would lead to disorders of the pancreatic mitochondria causing early onset diabetes and dementia. I watched as my blood tests reported that I was anemic and had liver dysfunction; due I was... Read more »

Best states for private/public health insurance

Posted by johnpaul10028
...want good health insurance that will pay not just for hiv meds and docs, but also for a psychologist, chiropractor, and heart, diabetes, dental, physical therapy, and other types of doctors and medical procedures. Also home health care or home... Read more »

hiv and diabetes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm on HIV and type II diabetes meds, and for the past month intermittently get small welts on my legs that last about 2 hours then go away. They're round red, Read more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive. I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor Read more »