Common Facial Wasting Symptoms
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Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your note.Facial lipoatrophy is pretty common, particularly among persons receiving d4T. In the ongoing Gilead 903 study, 4% of persons who received d4T with 3TC/Sustiva developed lipoatrophy at 1 year, 12% at 2 years.I've not... Read more »
AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastThe main culprits for producing facial lipoatrophy are d4T (stavudine, Zerit), AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir), and ddI (Videx). Other medications may contribute, but these agents are the most common offenders.... Read more »
AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastMost people will lose facial fat to varying degrees if they have weight loss for whatever reason. Before effective antiretroviral treatment for HIV was developed, patients would commonly develop overall wasting and this included loss of muscle and... Read more »
AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastThe medications that are most closely tied to facial thinning and fat loss are d4T (stavudine, Zerit), AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) and ddI (didanosine, Videx). This is one of the reasons, among others, that these medications are not used as much... Read more »
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Posted by bradford, 2 RepliesHIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)
Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that is required to stay healthy and alive can leave an everlasting mark! I'm referring to... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 Repliesplease can someone advise me.i appear to be losing fat from my cheeks!.my cheek bones are sticking out.
my exposure was last year 07/01.last tested 19/7/02.neg.
by antibody.ive also had dna pcrs.neg.
ive heard that some people dont make antibodys!,
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHas anyone found a way to deal with facial wasting? I'm not on treatment yet but still have terrible facial wasting.
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Posted by AnonymousIs facial wasting from the disease or the meds ?
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