High cholesterol and an increase in triglyceride level (fat in the blood) is a concern for many poz folks. Cardiovascular disease is a high risk factor for HIVers too.
Many factors can cause an increase in cholesterol and triglycerides, including HIV infection. High cholesterol and triglyceride levels are treated with statin drugs, such as Lipitor (atorvastatin), Pravachol ( pravastatin) and Crestor (rosuvastatin).
The statin drugs help to decrease bad cholesterol (LDL), increase good choleste