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Lypodystropy and regaining fat mass
Nov 12, 2005

I have been on Zerit, Viread and Sustiva for the last 3 years and my lypodystrophy in my extremeties and my buttocks is getting worse every day. Is there anything I can do to reverse this?

Response from Dr. Conway

Zerit is a drug that has been associated with lipodystrophy quite significantly. If your viral load is undetectable, the easiest approach would be to switcht the Zerit to another nucleoside analogue as a single drug change strategy. The risk of this maneuver is extremely low, based on its extensive evaluation in clinical trials. If this is not possible, you need to discuss with your provider how you can design a strategy to eliminate the Zerit from your regimen. Hopefully, one of these two approaches will address your question...

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