|PLEASE HELP ME FIND AN HIV DOCTOR
Jul 19, 2009
Hie Doctor Mark..... I am a 29yr old female, and I have probably lived with HIV for maybe 12 or 6 yrs I don't know. My Doctor doesn't seem that knowledgeable and is always busy. I am in desperate need to find another doctor who can explain things to me properly tell me whats going on and will help me understand about Cd4 levels etc Please please I am begging you .I live in MONTREAL CANADA. I found out I had the disease 2001 and started seeing a doctor 2004 however he didn't start me on medication till February this year. I'm on Atripla and don't know how I'm doing on it. and I've started gaining belly fat which I tried to lose by being on Master Cleanse which is probably not good for my Nutrition being it's only lemon juice and maple syrup. So I jes found out about this site now and would like help on how I can go about defeating this Lipodystrophy safely and with which medications. Please help. Thank you
| Response from Dr. Henry
There are many good HIV clinicians in Montreal. I know that the HIV Clinic at McGILL is excellent. Your HIV doc should check your response to therapy by assessing your CD4 count and HIV level. The risk for lipodystrophy is low overall with tripla. There is not data that Master Cleanse or any supplement has a clear benefit regarding fat distribution. Most patients who do well on HIV treatment gain weight partly recovering weight lost due to HIV infectio and soon have similar weight control problems as other family members or adults. Your HIV doc should be seeing you on a regular basis and discussing there important issues with you. KH
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