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Hiv causes Lipoatrophy?
Oct 15, 2001

I wanted to know if there are any documented cases of Lipoatrophy caused by Hiv alone...meaning someone who is treatment naive yet has facial fat loss or loss in the arms and legs etc... Is there anything written on this???

Response from Ms. Fields-Gardner

Lipoatrophy can be related to a number of factors. There are very few long-enough surviving people without medications or other risk factors (age, insulin resistance, etc) to gum up data that would have to be gathered and evaluated to determine beyond a doubt if HIV alone can lead to lipoatrophy. HIV infection can certainly play a role, either directly or indirectly. But to my knowledge, there is nothing definitive written about HIV infection as a single and direct cause of facial fat losses.

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