Will Hiv Show Up On A Blood Sugar Test

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Blood Sugar and Fats

...Glucose is sugar. It is broken down in the cells to provideenergy. Blood sugar increases after you eat or drink anythingbesides water. A high glucose level (hyperglycemia) can be a signof the disease diabetes mellitus. High blood sugar levels caneventually damage your eyes, nerves, kidneys or heart. High bloodsugar can be a side effect of the HIV protease inhibitors. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can cause fatigue (see Fact Sheet 551 ),...
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Hello Doctor, How are you. I am an HIV patient. I am using 'TRUSTIVA' and 'atovostatin' and 'ezetimibe tablets in night. I am getting urine many times in night. I am obessy too. Would i go for blood sugar test as like normal people to identify the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Trustiva (Truvada in US) rarely precipitates diabetes. Checking urine for glucose, protein, and signs of infection and a fasting blood sample for glucose level would be recommended to evaluate why you are urinating more frequently at night. KH Read more »


Hello Doctor,How are you.I am an HIV patient.I am using 'TRUSTIVA' and 'atovostatin' and 'ezetimibe tablets in night.I am getting urine many times in night.I am obessy too.Would i go for blood sugar test as like normal people to identify the blood...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Trustiva (Atripla in US) rarely causes diabetes. It can cause serious kidney problems in a small percentage of patients. Urine analysis and blood tests for kidney and metabolic problems is recommended as well as checking for any signs of infection. ... Read more »

Confused and Scared

I went into my GP office a few months ago and had routine blood test run to check for std's and my blood sugar level. I got a call about a month later and was told to come into see him. He told me that my Elisa test came back positive but my western...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I assume that you are referring to HIV testing. Please address your HIV related questions to the HIV forum..I will quickly state that I agree that your negative Western 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
...are playing a part. PIs can increase the levels of the Ambien to near toxic levels so that is something to consider with your HIV doc and pharmacist. Your HIV doc should be able to discuss if the Ambien could be switched and/or if you have... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...in check can reduce your risk. If you are taking HIV drugs, you may be at a greater risk for diabetes and should monitor your blood sugar levels regularly Begin HIV drugs before your CD4 cell count drops to 500, if recommended by your health... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...visceral fat comes back. The mainside effects are joint aches, water retention, diabetes, increased lipoatrophy,and increased blood sugar levels. Serostim is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat HIVwasting, but not... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...diabetes, usually occurring after age 45 Gestational Diabetes Occurs in some women during pregnancy Pre-Diabetes Blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes Having pre-diabetes puts... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
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bit of fear - pl advise

Posted by vin100, 1 Reply
...Hi Am relating this to the risk around needle use etc... I went to a hospital in the US for a quick blood sugar test. The assistant used a blood sugar test kit that had an electronic meter. She then picked out a sort of a small blue plastic push Read more »

Scared might be infected with HIV.

Posted by midwesternguy63, 3 Replies
...I'm really scared that I might be HIV positive. I was sleeping with someone that was very promiscuous. We usually had low risk sexual activites, but a couple of 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 »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »