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Abdominal Fat And Hiv

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HIV Patient with excess of Abdominal Fat Accumulation

what is HIV patients with Excess of Abdominal Fat Accumulation how is this caused?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...problem is common in the general population as well so it can be challenging to distinguish what degree of fat increase is due to HIV or particular antiretroviral drugs. Many of the older regimens we once used seemed to cause more fat problems... Read more »

omentem-ectomy for AIDS Belly?

Sorry for the spelling... three doctors in Minneapolis have suggested I look into an omentem-ectomy... Read more »

RHGH approval?

I have been poz since at least 1984 (in the MACS study). I have significant intra abdominal fat and... Read more »
Articles
American Medical Association

Growth Hormone Treatment for HIV-Related Abdominal Obesity Improves Abdominal Fat and Other Cardiovascular Measures, but May be Limited by Effects on Glucose

...pressure measurements but worsened glucose levels, according to a study in the August 6 issue of JAMA , a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. Steven Grinspoon, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Egrifta for Treatment of Lipodystrophy in People With HIV

... On November 10, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration approved Egrifta (tesamorelin) to treat HIV patients with lipodystrophy, a condition in which excess fat develops in different areas of the body, most notably around the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Staff: Theratech Drug Works, but Risks Weighed

...advisory panel will review the safety and efficacy of an experimental drug for reducing excess visceral abdominal fat in HIV/AIDS patients with lipodystrophy. An estimated 200,000 to 800,000 HIV patients may have the condition, which is partly... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Egrifta Patient Support Information Now Available

...Egrifta (tesamorelin). Egrifta is an injectable medication used in the treatment of lipohypertrophy, or excess abdominal fat, in HIV and is the first ever FDA-approved drug for lipodystrophy. Details of the various programs follow;... Read more »
Connect With Others

Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...Baby-boomers living with HIV We lived through the fifties and sixties, with reminders from our parents to appreciate the things that they never had in the Read more »

Atripla question

Posted by pozmarie, 1 Reply
...I have been taking Atripla for approx. 2 years and am noticing slight body fat changes... accumulation around my abdomin and thinning in my legs/butt. Of course I had a baby a year ago! Perhaps I am wrong Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...the Symptoms Included: Feverish Feeling (But NO FEVER) Dizziness along with HOT and Cold Flushes (Throughout the 3rd Week) Abdominal Inflammation with Pain(Continued from Later half of 3rd Week till the end of 3rd week) Diarrhea (for last 2 days... Read more »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
...in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV just to make sure. I also noticed at the same time that some fat deposits like bumps appeared on my back, very... Read more »