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Statin Therapy Does Not Improve Cardiovascular Risk for Patients With HIV and Low HDL

The main lipid abnormality of people living with HIV is low high density lipoprotein (HDL).  There are 5 subfractions of HDL: 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, and 3c, from largest (and most effective in cholesterol removal) to smallest (and least effective). Neither pravastatin nor rosuvastatin changes the distribution of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) subfractions in patients who are …

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Is the best HIV drug bad for muscle? Isentress increases CPK

CPK is creatine phosphokinase, an enzyme found mainly in the heart, brain, and skeletal muscle. It is tested by taking a blood sample. High CPK can indicate muscle destruction, heart attacks, central nervous sysmtem issues, and others. Long term exposure of high CPK can load up your kidneys, and may cause muscle loss and weakness. …

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