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Hiv Lipodystrophy Syndrome

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...particular areas of the body Metabolic complications -- Includes increases in fats and sugars in theblood HIV+ people can experience both body shape changes and metaboliccomplications. This is sometimes called lipodystrophy syndrome. Body Shape Changes Changes in the way your body looks are caused by fat loss or build up. Fat loss may happen in the: Arms and legs (fat loss may cause bulging veins in the arms and legs) ...
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side effects

am positive and on ARTs but my body structure is changing my breast and belly are enlarging and my legs and arms very thin Please help I look funny.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.It sounds like you may be developing HIV lipodystrophy-- the syndrome of central (breast, abdominal) fat gain and peripheral (facial, arms, legs) fat thinning-- these are not uncommon, Read more »

fat in the neck

i need to have this removed makes me look oled and not attractive and is hurting my esteem
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Excess neck fat seen in the setting of HIV infection and/or treatment is a part of the lipodystrophy syndrome. Switching HIV meds sometimes helps some. Sometimes plastic surgeons can remove fat depending on location and circumstances Read more »

Follow up to your advice to have a glucose tolearnce or insulin resistance test

Hello, Dr. Moyle,I wonder if you can clarify something for me: I asked my doctor for an insulin resistance test and glucose tolerance test recommended by you to help determine the cause of my new found truncal obesity and addition of 7 inches to my...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...fat have only been reported in those with abnormal GTT or raised fasting insulin ( Hadigan et al Metformin in the treatment of HIV lipodystrophy syndrome: A randomized controlled trial.JAMA. 2000 Jul 26; 284(4): 472-7.)I hope this helps... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Hypertention

Keith, why do you write about hypertention not being related to HAART when articles like this are published?Hypertension Is Common Among HIV-Infected Patients with LipodystrophyWESTPORT, CT (Reuters Health) - High blood pressure is a common finding...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The link between lipodystrophy and hypertension is far from established despite some intriguing pilot studies such at the article by Fred Sattler that you quoted. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Insulin Resistance in HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome

...Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Jumped 50 Percent From 1999 Russians Admit to 300,000 HIV Cases Insulin Resistance in HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome Previous Updates Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lipodystrophy Syndrome and Self-Assessment of Well-Being and Physical Appearance in HIV-Positive Patients

...antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the efficacy of treatment of HIV infection has improved dramatically. Since 1997, lipodystrophy syndrome (LDS) has become a growing problem in HIV-positive patients treated with HAART. LDS consists of the elements... Read more »
The Body

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

...(HIV). The decision, that was announced on March 23, 2010 was effective immediately. According to a CMS press release, " facial lipodystrophy (LDS) can leave people living with HIV looking gaunt and seriously ill, which may stigmatize them as... Read more »
Project Inform

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

...resulting from the drug treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Today's decision is effective immediately. Facial lipodystrophy (LDS) is a localized loss of fat from the face, causing an excessively thin appearance in the cheeks. In... Read more »
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can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
...s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

Lipodystrophy and relationships

Posted by capri75
...Anyone out there who has experienced a feeling of neglect in a relationship because they have lipodystrophy even thought they have healthy blood counts and full of energy. Anyone who knows a dating sites for people with lipodystrophy? Read more »

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 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 Read more »