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Lipodystrophy
Jul 15, 2008

hello sir, Lipodystrophy for HIVer is a most unplesant thing, can it be avoided by doing exercise and having good diet, or it is some thing that can not be avoided.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Unfortunately no. Our understanding of the causes of lipodystrophy remains incomplete. We have learned that certain drugs, namely the thymidine analogs D4T and AZT, are associated with lipoatrophy (fat loss). You can learn more about this topic in The Body's lipoatrophy resource center that can be easily accessed on The Body's homepage under Quick Links.

As for having a good diet and a consistent exercise program, there are still many reasons to promote this, not the least of which would bed that they make us look better naked!

Be well.

Dr. Bob



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