Mar 15, 2005
HI. Dr. I realised I was positive because the physical changes and comments of my friends. My facil features were someone different. After so meany years in the gym, I was so tired and lazy. It seemed to me that the last year I had grown old really fast. My skin was thinner in my face. Through the internet I discoverd for the first time the word lipoathrophy. Why everyone relates Lipoathrophy to antirretrovirals? Those changes happen with no medication. Thanks.
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
You're correct in that lipoatrophy can occur in the absence of HIV medications-- indeed, medications might accelerate the fat loss or cause an increased risk of fat loss, but in general terms aren't the sole basis of the syndrome. (I will point out that not "everyone" says that lipoatrophy is only caused by meds-- we've been discussing the other risk factors on this site for some time.) BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.