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Blood Sugar and Fats

See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 122 for tests included in the Chemistry Panel. For information on normal laboratory values, see Fact Sheet 120 . Side Effects of Antiretroviral Medications (ARVs)? Standard blood tests measure blood sugar (glucose) but not blood fats. People with HIV are testing their blood sugar and blood fat levels more frequently because antiretroviral medications seem to cause...
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high mcv , lipids, and blood sugar

i had blood work done and now am show triglyc at 371, tot chol at 217, mcv of 118, and fast blood sugar of 127. have been on viracept and combir since 1997. diagosed in 1989. are these signs that i need to be on some cholesterol lowering meds as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Though it is worth checking your vit B12 and folic acid level, the high MCV is likely due to the zidovudine (AZT) in Combivir and usually is of no clinical significant. AZT also linked to more fat problems that current regimens (such as those... Read more »

Reyztaz blood sugar levels/side effects

I went on Reyataz 6 months ago and for the past month I have felt nervous, shakey, heart beating faster, more trouble sleeping. Had simular issue with last two protease Could this be happening again? 3tc, Viread, Videx, are my other meds, Ambien to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A have card for a small number of patients who simply don't tolerated any PI for unclear reasons. If your blood tests are OK then it would seem unlikely that blood sugar issues are playing a part. PIs can increase the levels of the Ambien to... Read more »

Blood Sugar out of control

Dear Doc, I have been on sustiva and combivir for 3 years now.I am also type 2 diabetic and been on metoformin for years prob about 6. I noticed a few months ago that my blood sugar was always between 200 and 300 everytime i tested my self so i...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.It's not clear to me what extent your HIV medications are causing alterations in your sugar levels, though the possibility of drug-related increases is possible.It is important, either way to get improved sugar control. I... Read more »

Diabetic Blood Sugar over 250

I was diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic two years ago. I thought my blood sugar was under control due to diet. In the first months of this year I had not taken a blood sugar reading. Then I dropped 10% of my body weight, suffered extreme hunger and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Can you provide some details about your HIV status and which HIV medications you are on (this is a side effects of HIV treatment forum)? KH... Read more »
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what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

hiv blood test conclusive or not?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I was wondering is a negative hiv blood test almost one year and a half after exposure with no further exposures truly conclusive? Or could a person possibly years later show up hiv positive? I heard a person say it can possibly take up to... Read more »

can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »