|how i look
Nov 30, 2012
Hello doc i got diagnosed on the 27th of august 2012 am 26 years old and i started treatment about two weeks later when my first lab results were done and i had a viral load of 38000 and t cell of 259. yesterday i got my second lab results and my t cell was 419 and viral load 120. i have been responding really well to the medications. so my question is have patients experienced negative physical effects like facial wasting and weight loss on complera?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
First, it looks like you've responded excellently to the first weeks of treatment. Fat changes (lipoatrophy/lipoaccumulation) are generally rare among people taking tenofovir/FTC, including those who take Complera- those at greater risk are usually people who begin HIV treatments with very low CD4 counts.
I hope that helps, stay in touch, BY
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