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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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Lactic acidosis

I am a carer of an a boy living with HIV/AIDS who is now 19 years and he is now on ATRIPLA. The doctor warned me of lactic acidosis. Kindly let me know about the warning signs of lactic acidosis, because I have read that it can be fatal if not...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The risk of lactic acidosis from Atripla is very low (<<< 1%) so that ordinarily is not much of a concern. Symptoms of lactic acidosis are non-specific and can include increasing fatigue, muscle aching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight... Read more »

Intensive exercise & Lactic acidosis

Dear Doctor,I am currently on my first combo started in March 2004 (videx epivir sustiva). I would like to avoid as much as I can the potential risk of lactic acidosis specially related to ddi, so here are my doubts: I do weight training 4 times per...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In general heavy exercise is well tolerated by patients on your particular regimen. You may want to have your HIV specialist evaluate you for that if for nothing else to be reassured. I am unaware of any data suppporting the need to avoid the foods... Read more »

lactic acidosis??

hi,In June i started meds (Truvada + Viramune) my viral load is now undetectable and my cd4 about 400ish. The other night after playing football i got severe abdominal pains and vommited. I felt better the next day but have still been feeling a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The risk for lactic acidosis is very low with your current regimen. There is a risk for liver damage from nevirapine which is usually seen with the first months of starting with progressively less risk after that. A clinical evaluation and blood... Read more »

Truvada and lactic acidosis in colonoscopy prep

hi. i have a colonoscopy prep to do in the next few days. i've been taking Truvada for about 2 months now. my concern is, since preparation for a colonoscopy can cause dehydration AND Truvada does have a risk of inducing lactic acidosis...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Lactic acidosis is astonishingly rare and takes many weeks if not months to develop- most of the reports of LA come from the bad old ddI and d4T days, and I'm not sure if I've ever heard of a credible case... 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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Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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High risk and low risk and their conclusive result periods

Posted by optiplex, 2 Replies
Window period should be same for all cases whether its high risk or low risk. There are cases where people got infected through low risk and came out clean even after high risk exposure.
virus cycle is going to be remain same in someone got infected... Read more »

Low Risk..Yet still a risk IMHO, opinios?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
"Made out" (Sexual contact but no oral, anal, or unprotected sex, mostly deep kissing/sucking on nipple) with a girl who's sexual history has suddenly come into question when she mentioned in passing a few days ago her ex-boyfriend may have shown up... Read more »