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Dealing With Lipohypertrophy And Hiv

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A Closer Look at Egrifta, a Newly Approved Treatment for HIV-Associated Belly Fat Gain (Lipohypertrophy)

For years now, it has been clear that HIV-positive people are especially prone to developing unusual increases of fat in specific parts of their bodies. What has been less clear is exactly what a person with this type of fat gain, known as... Read more »
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HIV Lipodystrophy: Where Are We After Ten Years?

Lipoatrophy and HIV Medications Treatment Options for Lipoatrophy Understanding Lipohypertrophy Treatment Interventions for Lipohypertrophy Increased Lipids: Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and Triglycerides Conclusion Note: The... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy and Women

Of all the unintended effects from taking anti-HIV therapy, perhaps none is more visible than lipodystrophy. Lipodystrophy can diminish a person's physical and emotional well-being, leading to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and... Read more »
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Worried (LIPODYSTROPHY, LIPOATROPHY, LIPOHYPERTROPHY, 2011)

I am 66 year old and was diagnosed positive about 5 years ago. I was overweight on went on a diet but have much muscle fat. I look lean in the face and my legs are thinning. I am on Atripla. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Body shape changes can be associated with HIV/AIDS and some antiretroviral drugs. Lipodystrophy is the technical term for body shape changes. It includes lipoatrophy (fat loss) and lipohypertrophy (fat gain).Lipohypertrophy results in fat... Read more »

My FAT Belly (FAT BELLY) (LIPOHYPERTROPHY)

Hi Dr. Frascino, I was one of your patients in Sunnyvale way back in 1987 and now live in Sonoma County. I have attended some of your concerts and love you. My medical question is: I have fat around my organs and as you can imagine it is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Ginger,What a delight to run into patients from so many years ago (even if it is only in cyberspace). Belly fat, aka abdominal obesity or lipohypertrophy, is indeed one of the more annoying complications of being virally enhanced. Unfortunately... Read more »

help with my stomach (TESAMORELIN, EGRIFTA FOR LIPOHYPERTROPHY, 2011)

To whom it may concern,I am a women around 60 years old, and have a big belly I look like I am pregnet, my waist used to be 28and now it is 41 my tops do not fit me, it is very embarrasing to go around like that, and also my breast got bigger, i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your predicament graphically demonstrates a very vexing compound problem, waist size increase (from 28 to 41!), the stigma resulting from the dramatic change in body shape ("my self-esteem is way down because of this, I don't like to... Read more »

Gaining in all the wrong places (LIPOHYPERTROPHY)

Hi,I have been living with the virus for 11 yrs in south africa,I had lipo about two yrs ago,I excercise and eat healthy ,but the fat on my tummy and my upper back is hard to crack and I gain weight in these areas is there an exercise that can help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Lipohypertrophy (fat accumulation) is indeed a challenging side effect for us HIVers. I wish I had an easy answer for you, but unfortunately I don't. It's a condition that is incompletely understood and for which we really don't... Read more »
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Quick Questions About Lipohypertrophy

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
I faithfully work out three days a week and run at least a couple of miles the other four days. However, I seem to be gaining an unusual amount of weight. :(

A while back, someone used the term "lipohypertrophy" when discussing weight gain, so I... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Lipohypertrophy

Posted by Bear60
http://www.thebody.com/lipo/overview.html

Its not a difference of weight loss and weight gain.
If you dont know the difference between "wasting" syndrone and lipoatrophy read this. If you think weight gain is a symptom of lipohypertrophy, then read... Read more »

Egrifta tesamorelin, is it available?

Posted by artnut, 2 Replies
Positively Aware has an article (July/August 2010)on the FDA approving Egrifta for the treatment of belly fat. Is it available? Has anyone had any experience with it? The biggest problem seems injecting oneself. How about blood sugar levels? ... Read more »