Combined antiretroviral treatment

From its introduction in 1997, HAART has become the cornerstone of HIV therapy [84]. Lipodystrophy, hyperlipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia, insulin resistance [85], hyperglycemia, cardiovascular symptoms [86], and hypothyroidism have been described as long-term side effects of HAART. From

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Rheumatic manifestations in HIV-positive patients before (group 1) and after (group 2) the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy

Table 1

Rheumatic manifestations in HIV-positive patients before (group 1) and after (group 2) the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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