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Coenzyme Q-10 Lipodystrophy

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L-carnitine, coenzyme Q10, riboflavin & lipodystrophy?

I have been on Stavudine, Lamivudine, Efavirenz, Hydroxyurea & Testosterone patches for nearly two years. I was on PIs before. Since I started treatment my VL has been below 50 & T cells >700. I'm 57, get lots of exercise (cycling,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention what your low CD4 and high RNA levels are (if not too bad a drug holiday could be considered). A switch to other drugs (ie AZT/3TC/abacavir/nevirapine) could be considered. Some are trying L-acetyl carnitine and N-acetyl... Read more »

extreme lipodystrophy

I'm a 36 year old male that has been positive for at least 15 years. I have done almost every... Read more »

after adding combivir lipodystrophy is kicked in to high gear

I am currently on amprenavir,sustiva,combivir ziagen and norvir. Before adding in combivir I had... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy

Lipodystrophy (lipid = fat; dystrophy = disorder) Lipodystrophy syndrome is the term used to describe a range of symptoms that include changes in body shape and metabolic changes (for the latter, see "Cardiac Concerns" and "Insulin Resistance and... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Metabolic Complications of HIV Therapy

Introduction HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy Insulin Resistance Dyslipidemia Hyperlactatemia and Lactic Acidosis Bone Disease References Introduction The use of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) has resulted in tremendous... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
AIDSinfo

Lipodystrophy

What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, also called fat redistribution, is a disturbance in the way your body produces, uses and stores fat. There are two different kinds of lipodystrophy. In fat wasting , also known as lipoatrophy , fat is lost... Read more »
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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 »

Lipodystrophy and relationships

Posted by capri75
Anyone out there who has experienced a feeling of neglect in a relationship because they have lipodystrophy even thought they have healthy blood counts and full of energy. Anyone who knows a dating sites for people with lipodystrophy? Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »