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Dec 2, 2011

What is facial wasting what causes it

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Facial wasting is a non-specific term and either refers to the facial appearance in persons with generalized loss of weight (AIDS wasting) or to HIV-associated lipoatrophy. The former is seen in people who have untreated AIDS and responds very well to antiretroviral treatments; the later refers to the loss of subcutaneous fat and is typically observed in people who have responded to HIV treatments (with improving CD4s and undetectable viral loads). For more information about lipodystrophy, check out's Lipoatrophy Resource Center.

I hope that's helpful. BY

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