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Fat People With Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Losing fat through ultrasound safe for hiv-positive people?

Doctor,I live in Europe, where recently a new non-surgical alternative to liposuction has become available: Ultrashape. Basically its ultrasound waves breaking up the fat cells, whereafter the body gets rid of the released fat and cellular debris by...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have no personal experience with patients undergoing that treatment nor have I seen any literature on use of the technique in HIV+ persons. The fat problems in HIV+ persons of most concern are fat loss or intra-abdominal (not subcutaneous) fat... Read more »

reversing hiv medication related fat loss

is there any known prescription or non-prescription remedy or drug that is currently being used to... Read more »

Swollen Glands In Fat People

Im Really fat. How can I detect swollen glands if I cant even feel themthrough all my fat?... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Protein Accumulation Might Cause Fat Deposits, Other Side Effects in HIV-Positive People Taking Protease Inhibitors, Study Says

Similarities between genetic conditions that cause early aging and side effects experienced by some HIV-positive people when taking protease inhibitors might explain the fat accumulation associated with the drugs, according to a study published... Read more »
Project Inform

Switching From Combivir to Truvada Keeps HIV Undetectable, Improves Blood Fats, But Fails to Improve Limb Fat

A study presented at the joint 2008 ICAAC / IDSA meeting in Washington, DC found that people who switched from Combivir (zidovudine/AZT + lamivudine/3TC) to Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine/FTC) maintained their control of HIV replication, had... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Rosiglitazone May Be Effective in Increasing Body Fat in Patients With Fat Wasting

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Rosiglitazone for Patients With HIV Lipodystrophy (Oral 50) Authored by C. Hadigan, S. Yawetz, A. Thomas, F. Havers, P.E. Sax, S. Grinspoon This oral presentation by Dr. Hadigan reported... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

The Skinny on Body Fat and HIV

Some people with HIV complain of weight and belly fat gain after they start HIV treatment. But researchers have not been able to determine what causes the problem. Some studies actually dispute that there is a problem, and say that people with HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »

Loosing Body Fat

Posted by TwinsDad, 3 Replies
Hello Group,

I was infected 5 months ago and I have been noticing that I am loosing a lot of body fat. My hands and legs have been loosing a lot of fat. I didn't get any stomach symptoms, just headeaches and night sweats, mild fever during sero... Read more »

Hiv nightmare-a must read for people with symptoms!

Posted by regularguy86, 2 Replies
It took me a long time to do this but here is my story or nightmare I should say. I am 27 years old. I made the mistake 5 months ago of having sex with a woman who used crack cocaine. This sex was protected mind you (I will get into that on a later... Read more »

Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Q for HIV+ people about swollen lymph nodes

I would like to know if when you have swollen glands in the neck are they sore or painless?


I just took the plunge and took my 2nd HIV testI am awaiting my results, which should be ready, this fri-sat.

I am... Read more »