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Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

No researcher has suggested that people with lipo should stop taking ART. What Causes Lipo? We do not know what causes lipo. There are different causes for fat loss and fat gain. Fat Loss Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and stavudine (Zerit, d4T) are linked to fat loss. Efavirenz (Sustiva) may also contribute. Fat Gain One theory is that protease inhibitors interfere with the body's processing of fat. However, some patients who have never...
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Lipodystrophy (LIPODYSTROPHY)

I'm trying to find CURRENT information about lipo treatment options, but everything I find, including on this site, is over 2 years old. Can you point me to anything newer. I've been advanced/full-blown (technically) for 15 years, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best source for current information about lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy) should be your HIV specialist physician. Treatment options depend on your specific case. There is current information on treatment options on this site... Read more »

lipodystrophy

does combivir and aluvia cause lipodystrophy...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post from outside the US.First, let's be clear that there are factors other than medications that are also drivers of risk of developing lipodystrophy. Having a low CD4 count (ie, waiting too long to start medications) is... Read more »

lipodystrophy

concerning lipodystrophy.how normal is this sideeffect with kaletra and reyataz?is there any tratment against lipodystrophy?if you exercise 2-3 a week with weighttraining can you then be guaranteed not to get lipodystrophy?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen little information on the rate and degree of lipodystrophy for patients on a double boosted PI regimen such as Kaletra/Reyataz. If no NRTI backbone is being used then there is even less data. Avoiding thymidine NRTI analogues such as D4T... Read more »

Lipodystrophy [vs. lipoatrophy definition]

What is the diference between Lipodystrophy and Lipoatrophy?For years I only heard and read about Lipodystrophy, and now it seems all reference is to Lipoatrophy....
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
"Lipodystrophy" seems to be a catch-all term that currently is used to refer to fat deposits, fat loss, elevated blood lipids, insulin resistance, and even bone density changes. It is more of a set of issues than a single problem.Hope that... Read more »
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lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
anyone who will talk about this?

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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, that it worsens the situation.
i... Read more »

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 »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is 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 »