Considering statin stat·in | \ ˈsta-tᵊn : any of a group of drugs (such as lovastatin and simvastatin) that inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol and promote the production of LDL-binding receptors in the liver resulting in a usually marked decrease in the level of LDL and a modest increase in the level of HDL circulating in blood plasma are one of the most common medicines prescribed in the U.S., with more than 35 million people taking them, we feel it’s important that we present information on the relationship between infection in·fec·tion | \ in-ˈfek-shən a : the state produced by the establishment of one or more pathogenic agents (such as a bacteria, protozoans, or viruses) in or on the body of a suitable host b : a disease resulting from infection and low cholesterol cho·les·ter·ol | \ kə-ˈle-stə-ˌrōl Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all the cells in your body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. Cholesterol is also found in foods from animal sources, such as egg yolks, meat, and cheese.. The journal article from1998 titled, “Association Between Serum Total Cholesterol and HIV ˌāch-ˌī-ˈvē : either of two retroviruses that infect and destroy helper T cells of the immune system causing the marked reduction in their numbers that is diagnostic of AIDS — called also AIDS virus, human immunodeficiency virus Infection in a High-Risk Cohort of Young Men,” discusses the dangers of statin prescriptions. The authors state, “Low serum total cholesterol (TC) is associated with a variety of atherosclerosis ath·ero·scle·ro·sis | \ ˌa-thə-ˌrō-sklə-ˈrō-səs : an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries (heart) diseases, but the association of TC with infectious disease has been little studied. In this study, we examined the relationship between serum TC and HIV infection in members of a large health maintenance organization in Northern California.” They found that the men in the study, under the age of 50, had a significantly higher rate of infection if their total cholesterol was <160. They also found a similar excess risk of AIDS ˈādz : a disease of the human immune system that is characterized cytologically especially by reduction in the numbers of CD4-bearing helper T cells to 20 percent or less of normal thereby rendering the subject highly vulnerable to life-threatening conditions (such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) and to some (such as Kaposi's sarcoma) that become life-threatening and that is caused by infection with HIV commonly transmitted in infected blood especially during illicit intravenous drug use and in bodily secretions (such as semen) during sexual intercourse and AIDS-related death. These findings suggest that low serum total cholesterol levels should be considered a marker of increased risk of HIV infection in men already at heightened risk of HIV infection. This data may have relevance to other infections, not just HIV.