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what can make me lose face fat?

Apr 5, 2008

Hi - can HIV itself make me lose fat in my face, or is it just the HIV drugs that do it? If I stay off treatment can I avoid losing face fat?

Response from Dr. Pierone

Facial wasting is typically not a sign of HIV infection unless AIDS and generalized weight loss has also developed. So staying off treatment is a way to avoid losing facial fat unless there is progression of disease in which case antiretroviral therapy would be necessary. Thanks for posting and best of luck!

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