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Can I Reverse Lipodystrophy Hiv

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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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Can lipodystrophy be reversed even with drug resistant virus?

Hi Gerald,I am a long-term HAART patient w/ a very resistant strain of HIV. I have been on just about everything! I am currently on Invirase,Kaletra,Trizivir & Resscriptor for approx. 20 months. The good news....for me....my CD-4 and V.L. are...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Lipodystrophy does tend to reverse after the offending agent is stopped. Since you have a resistant strain of HIV your situation is more challenging. As a generalization, protease inhibitors have been linked to... Read more »

lipodystrophy reversal

Dear Keith, My name is Gustavo. I am 34.I got infected in 1995, and began to take ARV med in 1997. Then I was on two drugs (efavirenz) for a couple of years. After than I was swichted to abacabir only (one pill). Over the last two years I was on a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have no experience treating patients in the manner you describe. I am skeptical about the safety and benefit of treatment with just 1-2 drugs in an off and on manner. The drugs you describe have not been linked to much fat loss. If fat loss is due... Read more »

Weight loss- reversible lipodystrophy?

Is lipodystrophy reversible?I've been taking Zerit, Epivir, and efavirenz for 2 years and now I've changed Zerit for Videx and kept the others because I'm very thin specially on my legs, butt, and face. Do I have chances to become...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
That is the big question. There has been some reversals in altered body fat deposits in select cases, but researchers are still struggling with developing and testing treatments that more universally result in normalizing the body without too big... Read more »

Lipodystrophy (LIPODYSTROPHY)

I'm trying to find CURRENT information about lipo treatment options, but everything I find, including on this site, is over 2 years old. Can you point me to anything newer. I've been advanced/full-blown (technically) for 15 years, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best source for current information about lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy) should be your HIV specialist physician. Treatment options depend on your specific case. There is current information on treatment options on this site... Read more »
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reversing lipodystrophy....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Positive since 2003 full blown aids. Was on Kaletra and combivir. Reached non-detectable, and cd4 rising as expected. Into 3rd year noticing increase in truncal girth. Waist went from 27in. to 32in of hard solid protruding fat. Arms, legs, face... Read more »

lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been taking AIDS medications for ten years now and my health is much better than it use to be, but it has caused one side effect that really has really effected my self esteem and causes me to have serious bouts of depression. My stomach has... Read more »

HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

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HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution
are needed for a three-year research study investigating treatment
with growth hormone. Participants will self-inject growth hormone
f... Read more »

HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution
are needed for a three-year research study investigating treatment
with growth hormone. Participants will self-inject growth... Read more »