How Do You Cure Lipodystrophy
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Brown University School of MedicineFirst HIV has killed thousands of Americans and millions of people worldwide. Lipodystrophy has not. It is really important to keep this in perspective. We may never have a cure for AIDS in our lifetimes as viral infections have been notoriously... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineI am not sure what your present regimen consists of-- it sounds like Zerit (d4T) and Epivir (3TC) was replaced by Crixivan (indinavir), so that you may now be on 3 PIs?? At any rate, no one knows for certain what causes these body shape changes--... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi D C bones,Antiretroviral drug side effects and toxicities continue to be a major problem, particularly for us long-timers! The newer drugs appear to have less of a tendency to cause lipodystrophy. Whether they will eventually have other... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineFat problems in the setting of HIV infection are not all due to the drugs. Time with HIV, low CD4 counts, genetics,and other factors contribute. Treating HIV infection with newer meds that don't seem to impact metabolic/fat function are... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Repliesi 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, that it worsens the situation.
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Posted by capri75Anyone 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 Anonymous, 2 RepliesIs it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »
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