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HIV and Diabetes

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Dr Salam Ranabir, Imphal    31 January 2018

Screening for diabetes mellitus is strongly recommended among patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Both fasting and postprandial glucose values should be used to diagnose diabetes among HIV-infected cases. HbA1c may underestimate the degree of hyperglycemia and is not a good tool. Lipid abnormalities can be seen as early as 6 months of ART, so lipid profile should be done after 6 months of ART and then yearly.

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