|AZT cause lipodistrophy?
Jun 25, 2011
| Response from Dr. Pierone
AZT was the first approved antiretroviral medication and represented a good treatment option for many years. However, it has more side effects than other medications and has been linked to a greater risk of lipodystrophy. Switching from AZT to tenofovir (Viread) has been shown to lower the risk of lipoatrophy and preserves peripheral body fat, especially if the switch is made sooner rather than later.
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