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Atripla And Lipodystrophy

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Atripla and lipodystrophy

What is the risk of developing lipodystrophy while taking Atripla?What medications most likely cause Lipodystrophy?How soon after beginning medications does lipodystropy appear?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rate of serious lipodystrophy due to Atripla appears generally low (definitions may vary and there can be individual differences in susceptibilty). Over the first 1-3 years the rate of significant date distribution problems due to Atripla seems... Read more »

atripla and lipodystrophy?

i just started taking atripla. i have the vivid dreams and i was really wiped out the first week. i... Read more »

Does Atripla cause lipodystrophy?

My doctor tells me that Atripla does not cause many changes in fat distribution, but I'm... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Raltegravir vs. Efavirenz: Focus on Lipodystrophy, Lipids and Other Changes

Abnormal levels of lipids -- cholesterol and triglycerides -- and blood sugar as well as unwelcome changes to body shape have occurred in some clinical trials, particularly trials of older anti-HIV drugs. To find out if raltegravir (Isentress) is... Read more »
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FAQs About Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Choosing Your Meds forum or Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment forum ! Choosing Atripla | Side Effects | When to Take Atripla Choosing Atripla How can I tell if Atripla is right for me? Can I... Read more »
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Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

What Is Lipodystrophy? Is Lipo Dangerous? What Causes Lipo? Can Lipo Be Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, or "lipo" for short, is a collection of body shape changes in people taking antiretroviral... Read more »
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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): EFV/FTC/TDF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Atripla can cause serious, life-threatening side... Read more »
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can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

starting treatment - Atripla ?

Posted by neneroc, 7 Replies
after a lot of blood work .. physicals etc etc .. Dr. has recomended me to start Atripla, honestly im nervous . Cd4 count is low and VL high, has to do with me being infected just recently (6-8months ago)

I need info on it !! please

from what ive... Read more »

lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
anyone who will talk about this?

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exercise and PI lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i have been on zerit, epivir and crix for more than one year.
i have lipodystrophy (no more buttocks, fat loss in face and a paunch). I have always been an avid exerciser -- my doc has told me to STOP exercising, that it worsens the situation.
i... Read more »