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atazanavir
Jan 29, 2004

I would like to know if the atazanavir is able to provoke lipodistrophy?

thanks. Tulio from Rio de Janeiro.

Response from Dr. Moyle

A study over 1 year did not find any fat loss or metabolic disturbances. Many physicians now think the choice of nucleoside analog (NRTI) is more important than the choice of PI for the risk of body shape changes. However, in terms of metabolic changes, rises in blood fats and sugars, atazanavir looks like being the best of the PIs. regards Graeme Moyle


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