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When can I stop worrying about lipoatrophy?

Jul 28, 2008

I have been on Sustiva for 29 months and Kivexa for 12 months, previously Truvada. I am paranoid about getting facial or arm, leg wasting. Up to now nothing. When can I stop worrying?

Response from Dr. Pierone

Many people simply do not seem to experience lipoatrophy and you may be one of them. The rate of lipoatrophy with your regimen is low, but the rate does increase gradually over time. No need to worry, but simply monitor your body shape and overall health over the coming years. Newer agents are being developed with fewer side effects so we can anticipate new cocktails with a lower risk of lipoatrophy.

Thanks for posting and best of luck!

Bullfrog Neck and Chipmunk Cheeks

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