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How Do I Avoid Lipoatrophy

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should I switch to avoid lipoatrophy?

What do you think about switching off a medication that is working but is thought to cause lipoatrophy? I've been on Combivir and Sustiva for two years and my numbers are good. However, I'm worried about problems down the line, since...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It is ok to switch this regimen to Truvada and Sustiva (or Atripla one tablet nightly). This change has a very high likelihood of success and should also lessen the risk of developing lipoatrophy. In fact, a recent study called SWEET supports this... Read more »

What is the best regimen for me to avoid lipoatrophy and facial wasting?

Hi Dr Pierone,I was diagnosed with HIV in mid-2007 only a few weeks after seroconversion and opted... Read more »

JUST BEEN DIAGONOSED WHAT MEDS DO YOUR RECOMMEND TO AVOID LIPOATROPHY AND SIDE EFFECTS

Dear Dr. Henry, Hello to you and all the wonderful doctors and the great staff of the Body that is... Read more »
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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Joel Gallant

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on Nov. 1, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by Dr.... Read more »
HIV i-Base

High Prevalence of d4T-Associated Lipodystrophy Including Lipoatrophy in Children

Data describing lipodystrophy in children from sub-Saharan Africa are extremely limited. However use of d4T is widespread among children receiving ART in the region: in 2008 to 2009 approximately 90% of children on ART were taking d4T. Two posters... Read more »
TheBody.com

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 »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Lipoatrophy, the Ongoing Problem

"For all its discomfort and esteem damaging disfigurement, it was pointed out that Lipodystrophy, as we see it, is a spectacular achievement against the odds by the body's metabolic processes, benignly in most cases storing excessive fats to where... 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 »