|Wasting and lipotrophy timeframe
Dec 18, 2003
What is a timerange for the presentation of visible wasting or lipotrophy, with or without meds, from the time of infection? Thanks.
Response from Dr. Moyle
Wasting occurs most often as HIV disease symptoms appear..that could be just months after infection or many years later. Lipoatrophy occurs with therapy and is rare in the first year. One stduy suggested that by 3 years on therapy with d4T and a PI about 30% of people had visible fat loss. ie.only the minority of people get it.
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