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Hiv Fat Redistribution Syndrome Treatment

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Fat redistribution

I have been hiv+ since 1993 but didn't start meds until 1995. My meds were Crixivan,zerit an epivir. My viral load went from 885,000 to undectable <50. Thru the years i been doing great and still am but i"ve noticed how skinny my arms...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your current regimen may slow down the problem but it is unclear to me whether the fat would actually decrease. Exercise and diet may help some patients modestly. Growth hormone and growth hormone releasing factor are under evaluation for treatment... Read more »

fat redistribution

I am a 45 yrd old female, hiv + for almost 18 yrs, on no meds. My questions is have you ever heard... Read more »

fat redistribution

I read your response to a question about changes in body shape from HIV meds. Other articles... Read more »
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A Closer Look at Egrifta, a Newly Approved Treatment for HIV-Associated Belly Fat Gain (Lipohypertrophy)

For years now, it has been clear that HIV-positive people are especially prone to developing unusual increases of fat in specific parts of their bodies. What has been less clear is exactly what a person with this type of fat gain, known as... Read more »
American Medical Association

Growth Hormone Treatment for HIV-Related Abdominal Obesity Improves Abdominal Fat and Other Cardiovascular Measures, but May be Limited by Effects on Glucose

MEXICO CITY -- For human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with treatment-related abdominal obesity and growth hormone deficiency, receiving low-dose growth hormone resulted in improvement in fat and blood pressure measurements but... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Reconstructive Treatments for Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome

Issue: Reconstructive treatments for Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome generally involve injecting various substances to supplement or fill out certain contours of the face. Lipodystrophy Syndrome (LDS) is characterized by abnormal redistribution of... Read more »
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HIV JournalView

Table of Contents Fat Gain and Fat Loss: In HIV-Infected Patients, Rarely the Twain Shall Meet NNRTI-Resistant Virus Commonly Shed in Breast Milk of HIV Subtype C-Infected Mothers Who Received Single-Dose Nevirapine HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection... Read more »
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"The Lazarus Syndrome"

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,

Currently, I'm doing a story on the phenomenon, labelled the 'Lazarus Syndrome', that many people living with HIV go through when they add protease inhibitors to their drug regimens.

If you have experienced this phenomenon, I would really like... Read more »

Castleman's Syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My friend Woody has Castlemans Syndrome.

Hes failed on two chemotherapy drugs, cytoxan and rituximab. His physicians at UCLA Medical Center / Westwood have initiated treatment with the new anti-cancer drug Velcade. Blue Cross of California has... Read more »

Worried well syndrome

Posted by Anonymous
Worried Well syndrome

This syndrome can grip into anyone who became scared of becoming infected with hiv due to some action of their own. Even healthcare workers are sometimes plagued by this syndrome. This can cause severe monetary loss and affect... Read more »

Castleman's Syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My friend Woody has Castlemans Syndrome.

Hes failed on two chemotherapy drugs, cytoxan and rituximab. His physicians at UCLA Medical Center / Westwood have initiated treatment with the new anti-cancer drug Velcade. Blue Cross of California has... Read more »