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How Common Is Lipodystrophy

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Lipodystrophy Without Meds

Hi Nelson,I'm a 49-year-old gay man who's been poz since 2004. Less than a year after my diagnosis, I began to notice that I was losing fat in my extremeties and my face. At the time, I wasn't on meds, my viral load was undetectable, and my CD4...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
There have been studies that showed that people living with HIV infection may have higher resting energy expenditures than normal, which could induce some wasting in those not on treatment. Also, mitochondria DNA is lower in HIV + patients compared... Read more »

Length of time before lipodystrophy sets in

Hello,I am a neonatal nurse and long-time reader of your site currently receiving a 30 day course... Read more »

Art blood lipid levels linked to lipodystrophy?

Does body shape altering lipdystrophy and/or lipoatrophy relate sometimes/always/never to blood... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

An AIDS Body: Living With Lipodystrophy reality when his pants wouldn't button any more. However, Juan's problem wasn't too much food and too little exercise, but lipodystrophy, a common side effect of HIV medications. He's been on a variety of medications over the last 8 years, and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

... What Is Lipodystrophy? Is Lipo Dangerous? What Causes Lipo? Can Lipo Be Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Read more »
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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 »


Posted by easteurope, 1 Reply
LIPO - is this our future ? Read more »

exercise and PI lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
... i have been on zerit, epivir and crix for more than one year. i have lipodystrophy (no more buttocks, fat loss in face and a paunch). I have always been an avid exerciser -- my doc has told me to STOP exercising, Read more »

Lyposuction and Lipodystrophy

Posted by HHHEY
...Does anyone have any information as to the pro's and con's of having lyposuction when you are dealing with onset Lipodystrophy. Side effects, long term concerns, etc? Read more »