Lipo from the virus itself
Jul 7, 2008
Hello Dr. Pierone,
What are the chances of someone developping lipodistrophy from the HIV virus itself (although the person is not on meds and hence these canot be the cause). Greetings to you and the rest of the team from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Response from Dr. Pierone
Hello and thanks for posting.
Here is a link to a recent post that briefly discussed this same question. In short, lipodystrophy was not really noticed before effective medications became available. But there may be some individuals who develop changes of lipodystrophy related to HIV itself, although data are lacking thus far. Sorting HIV-related lipodystrophy from weight loss and wasting in ill patients can be a challenge though.
I will be in Amsterdam for a holiday starting tomorrow and look forward to visiting your wonderful country.
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