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Increase Of Facial Fat On Truvada And Kaletra

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Truvada,abacavir & Kaletra

Dear Dr. Henry, Thank you very much for your time. I copied and paste my ques. and your answer back in JuneDDI, D4T and ViraceptJun 26, 2006 First of I like to thank you very much for your time. My brother in Africa started treatment in Feb 2002...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If your brother is now taking abacavir + tenfovir + Kaletra that should be less likely to result in fat further fat loss and likely would be an effective treatment. Generally I don't use Read more »

Switching from Kaletra/Truvada to Atripla

I have been diagnosed with HIV for over 5 years and was started on a Kaletra and Truvada regiment... Read more »

Switch to Reyataz/Truvada?

My doctor and I are thinking of changing regimens from Kaletra/Combivir to Reyataz/Truvada and I... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Fat Wasting and HAART

...or AZT. Today, commonly used nukes in high-income countries are generally these: abacavir + 3TC (Kivexa) tenofovir + FTC (Truvada) These combinations of nukes do not appear to cause lipoatrophy. The combination of Truvada and efavirenz is... Read more »

The Skinny on Body Fat and HIV (associated mostly with the use of Zerit or AZT); lipohypertrophy -- an increase in the visceral fat deep in the belly; increases in bad (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides; and decreases in good (HDL) cholesterol, sometimes with an... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...infection in 2002. This antiretroviral can be used in several combinations, but its main use is when it is taken in combination with Truvada in the fixed dose combination called Atripla (tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz). This combination is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...Protease inhibitors are metabolized by the liver, as are many other commonly used drugs. Drug interactions can cause large increases or decreases in the blood levels of drugs you are taking, Interactions can cause under-doses that are... Read more »
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Meds and body fat change in women?

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I am very nervous about this topic. I have poor self image problems already. I just met a woman in her late forties who looked like, pardon me, death. She said her numbers were good, but she looked aweful. I imagine maybe AZT did it to her, but... Read more »

isentress and truvada

Posted by anfan4, 1 Reply been on isentress and truvada for month and half and notice increased in blood pressure and any else had this problem. Will isentress cause this problem. Read more »

reversing lipodystrophy....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...losing fat, veins proturding, cheeks sinking. Lipids climbing above high. Switched to Reyataz boosted with norvir low dose, and truvada. Now even just going on three months, have lost 2in from waist, and veins are much less noticible, as is... Read more »

Nucleomaxx?? Has it really increase facial fat??

Posted by whatifman, 1 Reply
...sunken facial features. and alot of ppl have said i dont look healthy, but my body is normal. it say nucleomaxx regenerate facial fat, so i was wondering, would it be possible to take this and will it go specifically to the face only. i do no... Read more »