How Do You Tell If You Have Lipodystrophy
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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 »
Rocky Mountain CARESThank 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 »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineI 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 »
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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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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