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Antiretroviral Therapy HAART-associated Lipodystrophy

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Lipodystrophy Without Meds

Hi Nelson,I'm a 49-year-old gay man who's been poz since 2004. Less than a year after my diagnosis, I began to notice that I was losing fat in my extremeties and my face. At the time, I wasn't on meds, my viral load was undetectable, and my CD4...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...they start medications.A study called "Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups Influence Lipoatrophy After Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy" byHendrickson, Sher L PhD; Kingsley, Lawrence A DrPh; Ruiz-Pesini, Eduardo PhD; Poole, Jason C PhD; Jacobson,... Read more »

afraid to start medication because of lipodystrophy

my first lab cd4 331 with 23 % cv 16600, my second cd4 407 with 26% cv 40000, tomorrow I have... Read more »

New Integrase inhibitor and lipodystrophy risk

There is a once a day integrase inhibitor with a non-PI booster coming up soon, isn't there? What... Read more »
The Body PRO

The 3rd International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV

...leading clinicians and scientists to discuss abnormalities and side effects associated mainly with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The conference is organized by the International Medical Press, whose goal is to promote exchanges of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Sheds Light on Cause of an AIDS Treatment Side Effect

...Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has been associated with the development of lipodystrophy syndromes. Lipodystrophy, a clinical condition characterized Read more »
The Body PRO

The 2nd International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy

...years have seen countless reports of metabolic abnormalities in HIV-infected people treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Manifestations of these metabolic abnormalities include facial wasting, breast enlargement, and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Drug Watch: TH9507 -- An Experimental Treatment for Lipodystrophy

...adherence to antiretroviral therapy. Tactics to treat fat accumulation have included exercise and various medical and surgical therapies. Also successful in clinical trials are growth hormone products and related agents. Growth hormone, produced... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy and relationships

Posted by capri75
...Anyone out there who has experienced a feeling of neglect in a relationship because they have lipodystrophy even thought they have healthy blood counts and full of energy. Anyone who knows a dating sites for people with lipodystrophy? Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and 2003 at 12 locations in Europe and the USA. Instead of finding data that provide a ringing endorsement of anti-HIV drug therapy, the studys results refute popular claims that the newer anti-HIV meds extend life or improve health. Commenting... Read more »


Posted by easteurope, 1 Reply
LIPO - is this our future ? Read more »

Gynecomastia -- painful breast lumps

Posted by patrickf, 2 Replies
...with gynecomastia. I didn't know anything about gynecomastia.... so I searched the web and found that gynecomastia and HIV/HAART are related. Have any of you ever experienced this problem? If so what, treatment did you get? Was it successful?... Read more »