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Jun 24, 2013

Dear Mr Henry I am posiive for 13 years I am 68 at the moment I leaving in Asia my medication is Lamividivir + plus Sustiva Night time I am very Thin special mi body my face is like 80 years old man I am felling depress but very energetic can you suggest any thin or is time to change medication my Doct said no only if my CD4 will go down is correct? can you give any suggestion please

Response from Dr. Henry

The AZT in lamividivir has been associated with fat loss (lipodystrophy). If available a switch to abacavir or tenofovir might slow down or sometimes reverse partially the fat loss. A good clinical evaluation is also suggested looking for any other contributing factors. Other that switching off offending drugs no easy treatment to reverse fat loss has been shown to be beneficial and safe. KH

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