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Gynecomastia And Aids

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Gynecomastia starting in person with low body fat

Hello, 44 years old hiv poz male (on hiv meds for 18 yrs) I and my doctors are noticing gynecomastia,mainly fat accumulation around the nipples equally. I have not been on any hormones all my numbers and levels are fantastic, including natural...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The first question is whether you have gynecomastia or lipohypertrophy. Sometimes breast enlargement is caused by expansion of glandular breast tissue, but in other cases is really a reflection of an increase in fat in the breast region. A mixed... Read more »

Sustiva and gynecomastia

I have gynecomastia confirmed by doc.(44 years old male,great shape and low body fat) Was on... Read more »

Gynecomastia

How big is too big? I am about 5'10 and 166lbs. Before HIV I was a steady 150, never over... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »
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Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

Introduction: A number of endocrine abnormalities have been reported in people infected with HIV. Among these, hypogonadism is well described, particularly as men progress to AIDS and in those who are wasting. Testosterone has both anabolic and... Read more »
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Gynecomastia -- painful breast lumps

Posted by patrickf, 2 Replies
I've been HIV+ for about 15 years or so, on meds for 7-8yrs..... and have been doing VERY well.

However, within the last 30 days, I've developed a painful lump (about the size of a pencil eraser) under my right breast nipple. After a thorough... Read more »

Breast surgery and hiv

Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone had breast enlargement, or planning to?
Does anyone have information about the possible risks and side effects connected to hiv? Could lypodystrophy became a problem with breast implants?

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