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How Common Is Lipoatrophy

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Ministerio de Sanidad Y Consumo

Soria Announces the Addition of Lipoatrophy Repairing Treatment to the Common Services Portfolio of the National Health System

This measure will be proposed by the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs to the General Assembly of the National Health System (NHS) Interterritorial Council to be available for patients in the last quarter of 2009. The new service is a part of... Read more »

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Calvin Cohen

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on April 26, 2006, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by Dr. Cal Cohen... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Mirror Has Two Faces: A Personal Account of Using Facial Filler for Lipoatrophy

Face on: Berry before his initial treatment (top), and three months after the sixth and last session (bottom). Ever since it first began appearing with some regularity in people with HIV in the mid 1990s, lipoatrophy has earned its well... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Drug combo for slowing/halting lipoatrophy

Hello Doctor. I have been on the combination of Viramune, Zerit and Epivir for the past 5 years, with an undetectable viral load and CD4 counts between 500 and 850. I desire now to switch due to lipoatrophy in face, arms, legs, buttocks. My doctor...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I like to keep things simple. Many of the combinations we use are not common. Of the drugs you are on, Zerit is the most commonly associated with lipoatrophy. It makes sense to change the one drug in the setting of virologic suppression. There is... Read more »

Interest in pharmaceutical grade of uridine for lipoatrophy

Is there any interest in a pharmaceutical grade of uridine, rather than Nucleomaxx, to attempt to reverse lipoatrophy?Seems that since there is a least 1 out there in trial, not yet approved by the FDA, that this would be a more common sense...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is interest though the design and funding of a well done safety and efficacy study can be a challenge. If any reader knows of other trials underway looking at uridine supplements for lipoatrophy using a product other than Nucleomazz please... Read more »


I've just started on on a regimen of lamivudine, zidovudine and strocin.I just would like to know if lipoatrophy affects everyone on HIV treatment. If not, then what is the percentage of people with lipoatrophy? Has studies been made?Thanks!...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Lipodystrophy is a common, but certainly not universal complication. Lipo is clearly more common among persons who start treatment with lower CD4 counts or who have been infected for a very long time; it's also much more... Read more »

Exercises to reverse Lipoatrophy

Hi Nelson,I had severe Lipoatrophy but since i switched medication to is slowly being reversed. The most affected was my lower body, my butt and thighs disappeared and my legs are thin and stomach is big. I go to the gym three times a...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dera Charity:Your question is one of the most common ones I get. Exercise can increase lean body mass AND burn visceral and subcutaneous fat. Some of us have been working out hard to increase lean body mass in our arms, butt, legs to compensate... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that is required to stay healthy and alive can leave an everlasting mark! I'm referring to... Read more »

Lipoatrophy Center

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
I was looking for that pop-up and here it is. It's something new at the BODY and includes personal interviews. Mostly has to do with reversing the effects of Lipoatrophy with cosmetic surgery I believe: ... Read more »

Lipoatrophy correction

Posted by ConFe, 1 Reply
I've been told about BioAlcamid to correct lipoatrophy, Does anybody have comments about this product. Also I'd like to know the Doctor's name who is in Tijuana Mexico? a friend of mine told me that This Doctor is the best to correct lipoatrophy.... Read more »

lipoatrophy treatment in Philly?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been searching for someone who will provide the new sculptra treatment for facial lipoatrophy in the Philadelphia area. I have had no luck with my search. Either the doctor is not aware of the procedure or insurance is not accepted. If... Read more »