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Fatty Deposits And Epivir

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fat deposits

My spouse's torso is collecting fat depositis. We are told this is due to a side effect of epivir. If he switches drugs will the fat deposits go away?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Epivir (lamuvudine/3TC) has been associated with increased fat deposits but the link is fairly weak. Many other factors can contribute to fat distribution issues (such as genetics, diet, exercise, Read more »

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Test Positive Aware Network


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An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

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AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...Lamivudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Lamivudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Lamivudine? Lamivudine (Epivir) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

HAART-Related Fat Redistribution and Metabolic Complications

...The phenomenon of fat redistribution (lipodystrophy) and metabolic complications of HIV infection or its therapy have received considerable attention Read more »
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Shortness of breath

Posted by garret99
...Hello everyone. I would like to know if there is anyone out there that is using stochrine,epivir and doc removed one of my meds and replaced it with the epivir. After 3 months my cd4 count went from 155 to Read more »