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Hiv Lipodystrophy Syndrome

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Insulin Resistance in HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome

Researchers recently completed a study identifying the incidence of insulin resistance in HIV-patients who exhibit signs of lipodystrophy. The authors noted two significant metabolic changes occurring in those patients, including significant... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Can a Mediterranean Diet Reduce the Effects of Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV? A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

HIV infection and the highly active antiretroviral therapies that fight it both are associated with changes in patients lipid profile and fat distribution (lipodystrophy). A pilot study was carried out for a randomized controlled trial to determine... Read more »
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Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced its decision to cover facial injections for Medicare beneficiaries who experience symptoms of depression due to the stigmatizing appearance of severely hollowed cheeks resulting... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Lipodystrophy (LIPODYSTROPHY)

I'm trying to find CURRENT information about lipo treatment options, but everything I find, including on this site, is over 2 years old. Can you point me to anything newer. I've been advanced/full-blown (technically) for 15 years, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best source for current information about lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy) should be your HIV specialist physician. Treatment options depend on your specific case. There is current information on treatment options on this site... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Treatment During Acute HIV Infection Stage

I was exposed to the HIV virus about 5 weeks ago. I'm now considering antiviral treatment. However, since I've never been on any HIV medication, I would prefer to be on the combination that has the least chance of producing lipodystrophy....
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The risk of lipoatrophy on any of the meds is low (say <5%) over one year and may be especially low if you are young (<40 yo) and start with a CD4 greater than 200. Limiting use of d4T and protease inhibitors should further limit riskBest... Read more »

wasting vs. lipodystrophy

How is the wasting syndrome related to lipodystrophy? Is the bottom line, in both cases, the same? Can they be treated with the same drugs (HGH, testosterone, oxandrin)?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Lipodystrophy relates to three components: hyperlipidemia (high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood), insulin resistance (high blood sugars), fat redistribution (either fat accumulation or fat wasting in specific body areas). This... Read more »

Lipodystrophy, Syndrome X, and chromium deficiency

I just saw a report on CBS about recent research (at the University of Vermont, I believe) that treatment with chromium was shown to stabilize blood sugar and reduce body fat in people with Syndrome X. Since similarities have been noted between...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The data is somewhat soft on this. Chromium is found in brewer's yeast and meats/cheeses. Low chromium could result in insulin resistance and lipid elevations. Supplementing with vitamins ads 15-100micrograms with the RDA= 50-200 micrograms.... Read more »
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HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution
are needed for a three-year research study investigating treatment
with growth hormone. Participants will self-inject growth hormone
f... Read more »

HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution
are needed for a three-year research study investigating treatment
with growth hormone. Participants will self-inject growth... Read more »

lipodystrophy from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have known about my HIV+ status now for 6 years, and God has blessed me with continued good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »