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I Have Lipoatrophy Does That Mean I Have Aids

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Lipoatrophy without HIV

The left side of my body has been affected by lipoatrophy and is now starting to affect my right thigh. All the information I have found when someone is affected by lipoatrophy they also have been diagnosed with HIV. I do not have HIV but no doctor...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Lipoatrophy can happen to those without HIV. You may want to read this paper and contact one of the main investigators to find out if you have any of these genetically influenced Read more »

Should I restart HIV meds for lipoatrophy?

Dr. Pierone,I recently was diagnosed with diabetes and I have been HIV+ for 12 years. This past... Read more »

% of HIV+ with lipoatrophy?

I recently tested positive and I'm terrified about my physical appearance diminishing as a result... Read more »
Articles
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Lipoatrophy, the Ongoing Problem

...body's extremities and away from the vital organs such as the heart and the liver where the effects could end life faster than HIV progression." (Ashley Fletcher, Dec. 2001, reporting from the 3rd Int'l Workshop on Drug Resistance & Lipodystrophy... Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Joel Gallant

...The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by Dr. Joel Gallant , a leading HIV specialist in the United States. This transcript has been edited for grammar and clarity. In rare occurrences,... Read more »
Project Inform

Can Glitazones Reverse Lipoatrophy?

...drug, called rosiglitazone (Avandia), is able to reverse the loss of fat under the skin ( lipoatrophy ) that some people with HIV experience. While these results are encouraging, they are just the latest in a series of conflicting study results... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting) Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness Read more »

Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...Hi, I was diagnosed with HIV in October 2008, but I've had it since April 2002. I was only a 16 year-old virgin when I acquired it, by a "friend of the family" Read more »

lipoatrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...a woman. I have lost fat in face, leg, butt, arms. I look like a preg. toothpick....my stomach is so big. I have been off HIV medication going on two years now and I am scared to go back on them because of this. I don't go out at... Read more »

Lipoatrophy correction

Posted by ConFe, 1 Reply
...I've been told about BioAlcamid to correct lipoatrophy, Does anybody have comments about this product. Also I'd like to know the Doctor's name who is in Tijuana Mexico? a friend of Read more »