Metabolic Complications of HIV and Antiretroviral Therapy: Dyslipidemia, Insulin Resistance, and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Authors: Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc; Risa Hoffman, MD, MPH (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/10/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Use of metformin for the treatment of abnormal glucose metabolism and diabetes is one of the few available treatments in resource-limited settings
  • Lack of laboratory resources may hinder monitoring of glucose and hemoglobin A1c
  • Risk-factor reduction can be challenging for patients when dietary choices are limited because of extreme poverty

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