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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers 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 body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is...
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Start HAART or wait until syphilis treatment is over?

Dear Experts,My close friend tested positive for HIV a while back and has not started HAART. This person's t-cells have decreased significantly recently (were 450 a couple months back and are now @ 150 with a viral load around 160,000). But,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
I'd suspect that the syphillis (if truly tertiary) is not the cause of the drop in CD4 count, since it's been there for many years. Yes, there is an influence of simultaneous illnesses or infections on CD4s but probably not in this... Read more »

Ectasy, Cocaine or Marijuana and HAART Treatment

My HIV doctor told me that alcohol for me is strictly prohibited ,what about ectasy pills, cocaine or marijuana, taken of course once or twice a month in small dosage...I can`t be serious and sober all the time! Thanks in advance for answering my...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
If your doctor told you that alcohol is strictly prohibited, then you can safely assume this applies to other recreational drugs as well. Such drugs stress the kidneys, liver, and other systems of your body which is already under assault. There... Read more »

Resitance to several HAART treatments

I've been on several ARVs in the 14years of living with HIV.ddi,d4t,nvf 1997 - 2000;combivir efv;azt,3tc and NVP 2003; azt,ddi and kaletra 2004 - December 2005. During 2005 December my viral load went up to 1,5 million and by January 2006 it...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Yes, there are still treatment options, though they may not be available in South AFrica at present. The most recently approved protease inhibitor in the US is darunavir (formerly TMC-114), and it is active against virus that is resistant to most... Read more »

Can treatment with HAART lessen fevers?

If you are HIV positive but not on meds yet, but experience fevers and some wasting in the legs, can treatment alleviate the fevers and thus also the wasting?Have been positive for about 6 years with no meds, waiting on viral load, but CD4 is at...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Chronic fevers are not common (though can occur) in HIV + persons with high CD4 counts (>>500)-documenting the fever and discussing with an HIV specialist is recommended. Fat loss in the legs also can occur but is not common in HIV+ persons... Read more »
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Personal opinion about HAART Treatment

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply

I was recently infected and I was wondering for people that have been using HAART, What is your personal opinion about the treatment? How long do you think that we will have to use it? Please, let me know.

Thank you in advance for all your... Read more »

CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188
deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period.

Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from... Read more »

1 in 7 patients given early HAART could manage without it later, researchers estimate

Posted by ashler1977
"14 adult patients who also started a course of ART soon after infection, who subsequently stopped it, and have not had to re-start because they have largely and in eight cases completely maintained undetectable viral loads for at least four years... Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
I started this combo July 13, 2007 and had an immediate reaction in the form of a fever that lasted about a week. My next labs showed an undetectable VL and 689 CD4 count. Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the... Read more »