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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofchanges in body fat that are experienced by many people living with HIV (HIV+).Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+...
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Skin pigmentation changes in people of color

Do some antiretrovirals cause darkening or irregular pigmentation changes in people of color? If so, which ones?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen darkening of skin mostly due to zidovudine and some of the other nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. I have seen dryness of the skin and nail problems with the protease inhibitors such as indinavir. Generally the darkening of... Read more »

black pigments

Goodday DR.Brain.I am currently on Viramune{nivirapine} and Kivexa and i am experiencing black pigments on the soles of my legs.To be candit it is embarassing.It is working well with me shld i change my combination tharapy or what shld i do .Thanks...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Pigmentation of the soles of the feet is not a common side effect of Kivexa/nevirapine so I would not have much confidence that switching to an an alternative agent would reverse the problem though it is possible. The lamividine can occasionally... Read more »

Pigmentation

I have clients on Stocrin, Combivir and Purbac and a number of them are developing significant darkening of their skin pigment. These are African people...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen a fair number of African Amerian patients develop skin darkening or nailbed darkening on HIV meds. In my experience AZT was the most common identifiable drug linked to that condition. KH... Read more »

HIV Transmission re 5 day old scab on my leg

Was in Bali recently and had a massage in a respectible, but back street massage parlor, non-sexual, and I had a sun spot burnt off my leeg a week before. The scab was solid, and the massage therapist rubbed over my scab with oil several times. Can...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:No, HIV is not transmitted that way. HIV needs direct access to the bloodstream for an infection to take place. Direct access to the bloodstream most often occurs during unprotected penetrative sex, and when two people share needles. In... Read more »
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