Study: Antiretroviral therapy ups cholesterol levels in children

08/7/2011 | HealthDay News

Researchers reported in JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes that HIV-positive children with high cholesterol levels were more likely to experience a drop in cholesterol when their antiretroviral treatment was adjusted. Another study in the journal found that HIV drugs triggered a rise in cholestrol levels among pediatric patients, with protease inhibitors leading to the biggest increase.

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