How Hiv Patients Lose Belly Fat

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The Well Project

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

... Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also
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Belly Fat Drug

Nelson, I just read there is a new belly fat drug for HIV..can you tell me more please?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...releasing hormone that makes your own body produce "normal" growth hormone levels. Growth hormone has been shown to decrease fat, and increase volume of muscle cells. It requires injections under the skin every day. Its fat lowering effects... Read more »

belly fat and serostim

I am HIV poz and have been on medications since 1999 when I was diagnosed with AIDS. The one constant medication I have been on is Sustiva in combination with Combivir and Trizivir. I am currently on Atripla only. After losing lots of weight and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...change to an Isentress-based regimen may be considered, but not based on hard data. Liposuction cannot be done for visceral fat because it is located beneath the abdominal muscles and is interspersed with blood vessels, intestines, and organs.... Read more »


Hi Dr. Frascino, I was one of your patients in Sunnyvale way back in 1987 and now live in Sonoma County. I have attended some of your concerts and love you. My medical question is: I have fat around my organs and as you can imagine it is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Ginger,What a delight to run into patients from so many years ago (even if it is only in cyberspace). Bellyfat, aka abdominal obesity or lipohypertrophy, is indeed one of the more annoying complications of being virally enhanced. Unfortunately Read more »

Fat Gain- what to do?

how do i lose weight without diet pills? i take atripla, my viral load is undetectable, cd4 is 650, please help me. i think my body is storing fat. im 6'1 215lbs.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and anxiety.This is recent information that I wrote about what we can do about bellyfat in general:How to Decrease Belly (Visceral) Fat in HIV? - What is New?Many people living with HIV complain of weight... Read more »
The Body

A Closer Look at Egrifta, a Newly Approved Treatment for HIV-Associated Belly Fat Gain (Lipohypertrophy)

... For years now, it has been clear that HIV-positive people are especially prone to developing unusual increases of fat in specific parts of their bodies. What has been less clear is exactly what a person with this type of fat gain, known as... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

...frequent are the body shape changes? The answer is that it depends which shape you're talking about. Some people gain body fat, and others lose body fat. Of the people who gain body fat, for example in the belly, or behind the neck, it's... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Surprising Changes in Body Fat With Darunavir Monotherapy

...Exposure to the nukes d4T (stavudine, Zerit) and, to a lesser extent, AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) can cause the loss of subcutaneous fat (the fatty layer just under the skin). The wasting away of this fatty layer is called lipoatrophy. This... Read more »
Housing Works

Belly Fat Drug Debated Even Before FDA Approval

...marketed and sold in the United States by the company EMD Serono) is an experimental drug that seeks to limit or reduce bellyfat caused by Lipodsytrophy. The new drug, awaiting FDA approval to be marketed to people with HIV (and expected to be... Read more »