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Getting Rid Of Lipohypertrophy

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Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

Introduction Body Shape Changes Study Volunteers Study Design Side Effects Study Results Project Inform's Perspective Introduction Studied as a way to reduce excess deep belly fat, the synthetic human growth hormone releasing factor called tesamorelin may be approved by the FDA in the first half of 2010. Results from a 52-week study of 816 people showed 18% less deep belly fat in those on tesamorelin than those...
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Treatment for Lipohypertrophy

I am dealing with a case of lipohypertrophy. It seems like whenever I research lipodystrophy, everything is about lipoatrophy and nothing about lipohypertrophy. It is very upsetting, especially since this occurred because I WAS taking my meds like...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
We are waiting for the FDA to potentially approve Egrifta (tesamorelin), which is a daily subcutaneous injection of growth hormone releasing hormone that makes your body make your own growth hormone. It can decrease visceral fat by 15% in 26 weeks.... Read more »

lipodystrophy

Due to taking Invarase and Epzicom for an extended period I have accumulated thirty pounds in the abdomen and stomaach.My doc has refused liposuction,lap band or any other procedure to help me rid the lbs. I have started taking Isentress, Reyataz,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Decreasing intra-abdominal fat gained on HIV treatment can be difficult. I have no experience with switching from your initial regimen to Isentress/atazanvir/epivir in regards to seeing a dramatic decrease in intra-abdominal fat. I would be... Read more »

Testosterone and Lipohypertrophy

Dr. Henry......I am currently taking Videx, Viread, Reyataz and Norvir which resulted in lipohypertrophy problems, especially in my stomach in addition to weight gain (about 20 lbs. I have become resistant to Sustiva and Viramune.) I am also...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Contrary to popular perception, use of testosterone has not been shown to decrease lipohypertrophy and may actually aggravate fat loss from the skin so use of testosterone cannot be generally recommended for management of fat distribution problems... Read more »

Is there a way to remove internal fat deposition?

I am a 36 y.o. HIV+ male, and have been for 14 years. I'm currently taking reyataz, truvada, norvir. i've had 4 lipectomys of my "buffalo hump", Recently I had a pubic dermaplasty/liposuction for a massive fat pad in my pubic area. Ive been on...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The only doctor that I know who can remove the internal fat safely is Dr. McCoy from Star Trek and he does it with a nifty hand-held device with cool blinking lights that he waves over affected area. Alas, this device will not be invented until... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and... Read more »
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Getting HIV Drugs

Table of Contents Health Insurance AIDS Drugs Assistance Program Medicaid Drug Company Programs Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance Health insurance usually covers most of the cost of your... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Metabolic Problems Treatments Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting... Read more »
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