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Does Having Lipoatrophy Mean I Have Hiv

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Hiv causes Lipoatrophy?

I wanted to know if there are any documented cases of Lipoatrophy caused by Hiv alone...meaning someone who is treatment naive yet has facial fat loss or loss in the arms and legs etc... Is there anything written on this??? ...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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Lipoatrophy can be related to a number of factors. There are very few long-enough surviving people without medications or other risk factors (age, insulin resistance, etc) to gum up data that would have to be gathered and evaluated to determine... Read more »

lipodystrophy vs. lipoatrophy

Your advice in these forums is inspiring and extremely helpful. Thank you so much for taking the... 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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Current Research on the Mechanisms Causing Lipoatrophy and Potential Treatments

Differential Effect of HIV Protease Inhibitors on Adipogenesis: Intracellular Ritonavir Is Not Sufficient to Inhibit Differentiation (Poster 724) Authored by C. Vernochet, S. Azoulay, D. Duval, R. Guedj, G. Ailhaud, C. Dani A Prospective Cohort... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Radiesse for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

On December 22, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration approved Radiesse, an injectable (under the skin) implant to restore or correct signs of facial lipidatrophy, or fat loss, in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Radiesse, a sterile,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

High Prevalence of d4T-Associated Lipodystrophy Including Lipoatrophy in Children

Data describing lipodystrophy in children from sub-Saharan Africa are extremely limited. However use of d4T is widespread among children receiving ART in the region: in 2008 to 2009 approximately 90% of children on ART were taking d4T. Two posters... Read more »
TheBody.com

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Calvin Cohen

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on April 26, 2006, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by Dr. Cal Cohen... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV/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 »

FACIAL LIPOATROPHY STUDY FOR HIV PATIENTS

Posted by Focus_Forward, 1 Reply
We are currently conducting research related to patients who are suffering from HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy. As a current sufferer of HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy, we would like to invite you to participate in an online bulletin board to... Read more »

Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
Hi,

I was diagnosed with HIV in October 2008, but I've had it since April 2002. I was only a 16 year-old virgin when I acquired it, by a "friend of the family" 20 years my senior. Since I was officially diagnosed, I've been struggling to understand... Read more »

lipoatrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my 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 so much pain and fear, but thanks God weve learned to... Read more »