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Congenital Generalized Lipodystrophy

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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 number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+...
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Facial lipoatrophy, and general lipodystrophy

Dear Nelson Vergel:Has the FDA and US Doctors gotten off their duff and begun trials using New-Fill for facial wasting? Whats the word? Additionally I have been prescribed serostim whos side effects I cant seem to tolerate and this week Avandia**My...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dale:Dermik, an American company, bought the rights of NewFill in the US and is getting ready to launch a multi center study (no details yet). Richard-James, the owners of an ultrapure silicone called Silskin, and Polymekon-USA, the owners of... Read more »

Stop taking medicine (WHAT DOES UNDETECTABLE MEAN,2011)

Hi Dr,I live with my cousin who is HIV positive. We are just roommates, nothing freaky like that. I'm really concerned about him. He was taking the medicine (multiple pill form) for almost a year and he became undetectable. He has since lost his job...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your cousin is either misinformed or in denial; most likely the latter, as he was clearly advised not to stop antiretroviral therapy (ART) once he started it. Regarding what undetectable means, perhaps I should back up a bit and explain what a... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Vitamins

Hello. Are there any vitamins or other nutritional supplements that have been shown to minimize fat redistribution due to lipodystrophy? Thanks in advance.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no vitamin regimen that has been shown to significantly impact lipodystrophy. Uridine supplements are under study to stabilize/reverse lipoatrophy (data so far is generally positive but very limited). KH Read more »

Atripla and lipodystrophy

What is the risk of developing lipodystrophy while taking Atripla?What medications most likely cause Lipodystrophy?How soon after beginning medications does lipodystropy appear?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rate of serious lipodystrophy due to Atripla appears generally low (definitions may vary and there can be individual differences in susceptibilty). Over the first 1-3 years the rate of significant date distribution problems due to Atripla seems... Read more »
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Session 4: Related Syndromes

...categories: 1. Familial or Genetic and 2. Acquired. The two main types of familial lipodystrophies are an autosomal recessive, congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL) and an autosomal dominant, familial partial lipodystrophy, Dunnigan type... 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... 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 Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an... Read more »
The Well Project

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

Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and... Read more »
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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 »

LIPODYSTROPHIE

Posted by easteurope, 1 Reply
LIPO - is this our future ? http://www.lipodistrofia.info/player.php 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 »

Lipodystrophy or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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 »