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Dec 30, 2003

Hello Graeme,

I am on meds since febr.2000 and after 16 month i've got Lipoatrophy. I was on atazanavir zerit en videx. After the news that zerit could be the problem i have switched to atazanavir, epivir en viread since oct.2002 but till now on I have not seen any progress in fat improvement. Now i have to my doc in jan.2004 and I want to suggest to switch to abacavir. What is the best combination?. Can I go on with atazanavir and epivir. I hope you can give me an advise for the future? My limbs are very thin inspite of my exercises and i wish so deeply that my fat recover once. P.L. Holland

Response from Dr. Moyle

Dear PL, I would stick with what you are on. Most likely it is simply taking a long time for the fat to recover. Some estimates are that it may take 3-5 years before fat levels get back to normal so patience is the watchword here. In the mean time there are few things that can help the fat recover faster so the only quick fix options are using facial fillers, like NewfIll, to improve things. I hope this helps Regards Graeme Moyle

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