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Who Is At Risk For Lactic Acidosis

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The Well Project

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 in your cells. They help convert the
Ask the Experts

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 Read more »

Lactic Acedemia and Low Carbon Dioxide

Hi,I just got bakc from my doctor and on by Blood work he noticed that my Carbon Dioxide level had dropped from 3 months ago to 18...I've also been having pain in the area of my liver.I'm on Virecept and Epzicom and have been for about 9 year's with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The risk for lactic acidosis from Epzicom is low but not zero. Viracept likely doesn't contribute much to the risk for lactic acidosis. It would be unusual 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 Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

Hi Dr. Bob.My girlfriend has recently started an ARV regime and has been put on Stocrin & Truvada. Her CD4 count was very low and her viral load high. Other than her blood results she is in very good health. She is concerned about lactic acidosis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effects and toxicities associated with Stocrin and Truvada, why is your girlfriend concerned about such a rare complication as lactic acidosis?!? Stocrin and Truvada are not routinely associated with this complication. (It was seen most... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Lactic Acidosis

...(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 »
AIDSinfo

HIV and Pregnancy

...(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 »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Lactic Acidosis Warning

...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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...should mean staying healthier longer. Pregnant women face special risks when taking stavudine. See the information below on lactic acidosis and drug reactions. What About Drug Resistance? Many new copies of HIV are mutations. They are... Read more »
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PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
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 »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Bristol Myers Squibbs: Videx

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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 »

lactic acidosis

Posted by Anonymous
...Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences. Read more »