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lipoatrophy (role of abacavir)
Jul 29, 2002

Does Ziagen cause lipoatrophy?

Response from Ms. Fields-Gardner

While the question of what causes is still the subject of much controversy, one recent report of switching from a stavudine or zidovudine to abacavir (Ziagen) resulted in a small, but objective, improvement in limb fat. Unfortunately, subjective reports of improvement were a bit disappointing.

In any case, this and other reports suggest that abacavir has not been added to the list of anti-HIV medications associated with lipoatrophy. Check out the article with the link below.

Abacavir switch study and lipoatrophy


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