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Actos and belly fat
May 14, 2004

42yr old female, HIV+for 17years, was on D4T/AZT/3TC for years, now on Trizivir and Sustiva for years. Skinny face, arms, legs, no hips or butt anymore. Lots of and increasing belly fat, particularly above umbilicus, truncal and breast fat. Rotten body image. Normal random glucoses. Been on actos for 3 mos. No change. Any hope for actos working in longterm for reducing belly fat? Is my other med regimen just making things worse? Thanks for your answer, Hiding Under Tunics.

Response from Dr. Boyle

Unfortunately, to this point no benefit has been shown with Actos. The only medication that I'm aware of that has been shown to reduce the fat you're talking about is recombinant human growth hormone.

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