Sep 17, 2004
I was infected a year and a half ago and have had a very high viral load (around 100K) ever since, but i am not on treatment yet because my doc wants to wait a little more. My question is, can i be seeing lypodistrophy on my face even though i am not on treatment and was infected not long ago or am i imagining it? I am 25 and very healthy otherwise. Thanks, you guys do an amazing job at helping other people.
| Response from Dr. Henry
In some studies lipoatrophy has been linked to increased age, a lower CD4 count, and time with HIV and other factors not linked to treatment per se. If you are young and recently infected with a good CD4 count then I wouldn't usually expect to observe much facial fat loss but there are individual variations. KH
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