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Abdominal Lipohypertrophy And Abdominal Complications

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Hi Dr. Frascino, I was one of your patients in Sunnyvale way back in 1987 and now live in Sonoma County. I have attended some of your concerts and love you. My medical question is: I have fat around my organs and as you can imagine it is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Ginger,What a delight to run into patients from so many years ago (even if it is only in cyberspace). Belly fat, aka abdominal obesity or lipohypertrophy, is indeed one of the more annoying complications of being virally enhanced. Unfortunately... Read more »

Gaining in all the wrong places (LIPOHYPERTROPHY)

Hi,I have been living with the virus for 11 yrs in south africa,I had lipo about two yrs ago,I... Read more »


To whom it may concern,I am a women around 60 years old, and have a big belly I look like I am... Read more »

A Closer Look at Egrifta, a Newly Approved Treatment for HIV-Associated Belly Fat Gain (Lipohypertrophy)

For years now, it has been clear that HIV-positive people are especially prone to developing unusual increases of fat in specific parts of their bodies. What has been less clear is exactly what a person with this type of fat gain, known as... Read more »
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

MEXICO CITY -- For human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with treatment-related abdominal obesity and growth hormone deficiency, receiving low-dose growth hormone resulted in improvement in fat and blood pressure measurements but... Read more »

Metabolic Complications: A CROI Round-Up

Introduction A5142: Making Sense When Everything Stops Making Sense The Other Lopinavir/Ritonavir Versus Efavirenz Study Growth Hormone Releasing Factor for Fat Accumulation Cardiovascular Disease and HIV Therapy Ezetimibe Sans Statin Bone... Read more »
ADAP Advocacy Association

ADAP Advocacy Association Releases 2010 Congressional Scorecard; Legislative Gridlock Leads to Failing Grade for Entire Congress

Washington, D.C. -- The ADAP Advocacy Association , also known as aaa+, today released its 2010 Congressional Scorecard evaluating Members of Congress on their support for the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). Despite ADAPs enjoying strong... Read more »
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HELP - Abdominal pain question

Posted by solost, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, the past 3 weeks has been hell on earth for me and I understand the next couple of months will be the same. I've done quite enough research on hiv but I just wanted to hear from the perspective of others. I am 23 years old and a... Read more »

unusual length of ARS?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it unusual to have symtpoms of ARS for 1.5 months? (Steady stomach pain and nausea, dry mouth, ect.rash on cheeks of face)

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Ars question

Posted by Vols99, 1 Reply
I'm going on 4 weeks past post exposure. I've had bad stomach pain and dizziness for 3 weeks. Also just above my right breast it feels hard. Not sure if lymph node. I read where stomach ulcers is a sign is acute symptoms. Could that be my stomach... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a risky sexual encounter just over 2 weeks ago.About a week ago I started to develop abdominal pain,which seems to be getting more noticeable.The pain im experiencing seems to be dull and ongoing.Please can you tell me if this could be a... Read more »