Facial Symptoms Of Hiv
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New York University, School of MedicineFacial wasting is a symptom of lipodystrophy/atrophy often associated with the D drugs: D4T (zerit) DDI (videx) and ddc. There is significant anecdotal data implicating those drugs in facial wasting. I would ask your MD to check your lactate level... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineRashes as you describe can be extremely frustrating to manage. Rashes are common in HIV+ patients. It is possible that the rash may be due to one of your HIV medications in which case a planned switch to an alternative regimen may be considered. In... Read more »
Program for Wellness RestorationI am sorry that you are going through the shock of finding out you are HIV+.I am happy to tell you that the new medications used for HIV are a lot less likely to cause facial wasting (lipoatrophy), so I really would not worry about this if I was... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineIncreased risk for facial fat loss has been related a lower CD4 nadir, increased age, and time with HIV. Family genetics play a large role so it may be worth noting if other family members have similar changes in facial fat in the same age range.If... Read more »
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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!,
POEOP... Read more »
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 RepliesHello All,
I've become obsessive with my concern with facial wasting. I've been positive for over 20 years, and have been very fortunate as I've not developed any AIDS related disorders. However, 3 years ago I was diagnosed with type II diabetes,... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousPlease help!! I have been told that there is a wasting condition assicated with HIV. In particular wasting of the face . Is it remotely possible that this wasting can start right away( within 3-4 months of infection) I am scared so far all my test... Read more »
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