A Florida man is suing the Atkins estate, claiming the diet boosted his cholesterol and clogged his arteries, requiring surgery.

“Exercise allows the body to use glucose [sugar] so it doesn’t stay in the blood,” says GMHC’s HIV nutritionist, Shirley Alves.

The ritonavir in Kaletra boosted blood levels of triglycerides and insulin in 10 HIV negative men in a California study.

A 293-HIVer study tied PIs to a risk of torn carotid arteries (blood vessels in the neck) and suggested ultrasound testing.

An investigation of 2,293 women found that smoking is linked to an increased risk of cervical cancer in those with HIV.