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Can Hiv Cause Fat Loss Under Eyes

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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 Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is...
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loss of fat around eyes and legs

Hello and thank you for all the info and help on the site.Ive been on meds since 2003 .First on trizivir and viramiune till 2008 then switched to aptripla till current.My legs and arms are skinny and under my eyes i have these big sunken in circles...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. I do think that your current regimen of Atripla is least likely to cause progression of the lipoatrophy. The under eye area can be addressed with facial fillers. I believe that Artefill is the best filler to improve... Read more »

Loss of Fat Under the Eyes

I have been HIV+ for several years and have loss of fat under my eyes which is an effect from the virus as I have only been on sustiva/truvada combo for 9 months.I live in Australia and was wondering if you know of the best type of filler/surgery...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. For people who have loss fat in the under eye area I think that Radiesse is a good option. The hyaluronic acid products (Juvederm, Restylane, etc) can be used in this area as well, but don't last as long. Sculptra... Read more »

what causes muscle and fat loss

My sister has been on ARVs for more than 10 years .However she is experiencing muscle and fat loss. How can we help? Is it okey to introduce Herbal Treatment ? Which Hebal treatments can bring back her fat and muscle? Worried sister...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fat loss in HIV can be due to age, history of low CD4 count, genetics, certain HIV meds (ie stavudine and zidovudine), and other factors. If she is taking stavudine or zivodudine should check to see if other meds are available (such as tenofovir or... Read more »

Will ART help fat loss?

I am a 45 years old and have been HIV+ for perhaps 2 years or so. My general health has been fine, and my recent labs show good numbers -- viral load varying between undetectable and up to 400 copies, CD4 count between 570 and 750. I am not on...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. It is unusual for HIV to cause fat loss in the absence of low CD4+ lymphocyte counts and wasting related to immune suppression or opportunistic infections. There is, however, an age-related loss of skin and soft tissue... Read more »
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Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »

Research suggests microbial cause of fat changes

Posted by Anonymous
You must, I repeat, must read this article from the New York Times magazine, available online at Technically, the article is about obesity, but reveals that fat changes in the... Read more »

hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Are any women out there suffering from hair loss that could be med related? If so, what did you determine the problem drug to be and were you able to do anything about it?If you fouund it to be med related and you changed/stopped did you get any... Read more »

Loosing Body Fat

Posted by TwinsDad, 3 Replies
Hello Group,

I was infected 5 months ago and I have been noticing that I am loosing a lot of body fat. My hands and legs have been loosing a lot of fat. I didn't get any stomach symptoms, just headeaches and night sweats, mild fever during sero... Read more »