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Can Hiv Cause Body Lipoatrophy

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The Well Project

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
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Lipoatrophy without HIV

The left side of my body has been affected by lipoatrophy and is now starting to affect my right thigh. All the information I have found when someone is affected by lipoatrophy they also have been diagnosed with HIV. I do not have HIV but no doctor...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Lipoatrophy can happen to those without HIV. You may want to read this paper and contact one of the main investigators to find out if you Read more »

News that Atripla is causing lipoatrophy?

I was on combivir and sustiva a year and a half ago and I asked an HIV specialist and this site what I could switch to so that I could get some fat back in my legs and arms. I was told Atripla. Now I am hearing, again from this site as an answer to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Though patients on Atripla have developed lipoatrophy the overall rate is low (perhaps < 5 % over first several years). The general experience in patients who switched from Combivir Read more »

% of HIV+ with lipoatrophy?

I recently tested positive and I'm terrified about my physical appearance diminishing as a result of treatment. What percentage of HIVer's experience lipoatrophy over their lifetime?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...This is a very difficult question to answer because antiretroviral therapy continues to improve and evolve over time.Body morphologic changes were much more common as a complication of the earlier medications used for HIV infection. The newer... Read more »

What is the best regimen for me to avoid lipoatrophy and facial wasting?

Hi Dr Pierone,I was diagnosed with HIV in mid-2007 only a few weeks after seroconversion and opted for early therapy as part of an ADARC study. My CD4 nadir was in the 500s. After RNA/DNA resistance testing, and a few weeks on Kaletra and Truvada, I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...sometimes does occur. As you say, it is sometimes very difficult to spot early lipoatrophy and distinguish it from natural body changes associated with aging. The same can be said for lipohypertrophy, since increased abdominal girth frequently... Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Joel Gallant

... Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on Nov. 1, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Read more »
Project Inform

Can Glitazones Reverse Lipoatrophy?

...researchers considered rosiglitazone dead in the water after a large controlled study reported in early 2004 found no improvements in body fat among those using the drug. Though this latest study was much smaller, its results are compelling... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...treatments being explored for HIV-related fatgain. Human Growth Hormone Human growth hormone (hGH) is naturally produced in the human body. Twodrugs have been developed based on hGH that have shown the ability to reducevisceral belly fat: ... Read more »
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Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...I've noticed that there is a severe lack of HIV education and resources here in Mississippi. I started noticing changes in my body composition about 4 years ago. My legs were slowly getting smaller, my wrists thinner, and my torso and belly... Read more »

Research suggests microbial cause of fat changes

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV virus, there probably are other viruses that play a role in fat distribution. A worthwhile study would be to test for antibodies of various viruses like the scientists did in the article, such as the adenoviruses, to find a correlation of... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...Dermatologic Surgery, performed my procedure. Forty minutes later, my sunken face was restored! Over a period of two months, my body creates collagen and a film will form to encapsulate the Bio-Alcamid and make my face appear natural and feel... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...feelings, so we cant help when hes down, although I always try to make him bring things out.what bothers him the most is that his lipoatrophy is really severe, and all Ive read that works for that is SCULPTRA(?), WHAT IS TOO EXPENSIVE FOR US TO... Read more »