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Diagnosed With Lipoatrophy

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Lipoatrophy without HIV

The left side of my body has been affected by lipoatrophy and is now starting to affect my right thigh. All the information I have found when someone is affected by lipoatrophy they also have been diagnosed with HIV. I do not have HIV but no doctor...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Lipoatrophy can happen to those without HIV. You may want to read this paper and contact one of the main investigators to find out if you Read more »

CD4 Count/Any procedure for Lipoatrophy?

Hi....My CD4s have always been somewhat low since I was diagnosed with HIV in 1992. I suffer from... Read more »

tests for lipoatrophy

Hi graemeregarding our little dispute over evidence of lipoatrophy as opposed to simply muscle... Read more »
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ACTG 5202 Substudy Finds Little Lipoatrophy but Signs of Bone Loss Across the Board; Devil Is in the Details

...HIV who are taking their meds suffer from changes in fat. The changes could be accumulation of abdominal, or trunk, fat; or lipoatrophy, which is wasting of fat in the periphery, in the arms and legs. So that's why we looked at those two issues. ... Read more »
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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Joel Gallant

...which makes it pretty unlikely that either of those drugs causes lipoatrophy. Original message from Frank: Hi. I have been diagnosed with HIV for about four years now. I do not take any medication, but at the same time am scared of the side... Read more »
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Current Research on the Mechanisms Causing Lipoatrophy and Potential Treatments

...Phillips, J.M. Gatell Morphological Changes After 48 Months on Sparing-NRTI Antiretroviral Therapy in Patients With Facial Lipoatrophy (FL) (Poster 726) Authored by P. Viciana, L.F. López-Cortés, M.J. Gómez-Vera, R. Mata, M. Trastoy, I.... Read more »
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...called "AZT butt"). The lipoatrophy could be irreversible or take a long time to rebuild. The HLA test should never be used to diagnose HSR. Do not use a skin patch test to confirm HSR. Regardless of the results, it is important to monitor the... Read more »
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Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...torso and belly bigger. Of course, at the time I was still in denial about my HIV symptoms, so I never saw a doctor. Today, my lipoatrophy symptoms have gotten worse and more frequent. It's not very noticeable to others, except when family... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies brother is hiv+ for more than 10 years, and since he was diagnosed hes been on meds. he takes 200mgs.nevirapin twice a day, and 150+300mgs twice a day too. At first we all thought we d die of Read more »

Help please.... Lipoatrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...experienced help appreciated !! I am scared. Loving wife and family so I don't want to appear "sick" to the world. doug Me: diagnosed April 2000 Combivir/sustiva Sept 2000 VL undetectable CD4's 850 ratio around 52% Only low fat foods now.... Read more »

Lipoatrophy correction

Posted by ConFe, 1 Reply
...I've been told about BioAlcamid to correct lipoatrophy, Does anybody have comments about this product. Also I'd like to know the Doctor's name who is in Tijuana Mexico? a friend of Read more »