lipodystrophy with PEP
Apr 12, 2013
I have been on a PEP for 2 weeks and I think I have noticed increased abdominal fat and reduced fat in my buttocks and face. Am i being paranoid or can lipodystrophy set on this early. Im taking Kaletra and Truvada. Thanks
Response from Dr. Henry
Significant fat gain in abdominal areas and fat loss elsewhere after two weeks (or full 4 weeks ) of Kaletra/Truvada is very unlikely and has not been clearly documented in the medical literature to my knowledge. I can imagine a rare case where there is a genetic predisposition to fat problems triggered by PREP though changes would typically be fairly slow (months)and stablize/reverse after stopping a relatively short course of treatment. KH
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