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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Lipoatrophy

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Ask the Experts

Will lipoatrophy improve after Truvada switch?

I have switched to Truvada 3 months ago and have been on Stocrin since October 2008. Will the facial wasting improve or should I consider facial-filling?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...have been exposed to. If you have switched from an AZT or d4T containing regimen you may anticipate some improvement in the lipoatrophy, especially if you were not on either of these medications for an extended period of time. It would certainly... Read more »

Lipoatrophy Without Meds

Dear Dr. Pierone,I was wondering whether anyone is doing any research into HIV's role in... Read more »

Lipoatrophy and other side effects on PEP

Hi Doc, I am curently Combivir since 1 month and am pretty worried about the long term side effect... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy: Loss of subcutaneous fat in the arms, legs, butt, or face(sunken cheeks) ... Read more »
Surviving HIV

Second Bioplasty Congress in Mexico: PMMA for Facial and Buttock Lipoatrophy

...Brazil, and Colombia came to share experiences on the use of PMMA (polymethylacrylate) to treat HIV related facial and buttock lipoatrophy and other non HIV related physical abnormalities. Bioplasty is a technique of inyectable implantation done... Read more »
The Body PRO

ACTG 5202 Substudy Finds Little Lipoatrophy but Signs of Bone Loss Across the Board; Devil Is in the Details

...HIV who are taking their meds suffer from changes in fat. The changes could be accumulation of abdominal, or trunk, fat; or lipoatrophy, which is wasting of fat in the periphery, in the arms and legs. So that's why we looked at those two issues. ... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Lipoatrophy, the Ongoing Problem

...spectacular achievement of the body to survive, if it's going to mean a well-rounded belly, a buffalo hump, or a face that belongs six feet under. That is my first, negative impulse when I look at myself in the mirror and see my face caving in.... Read more »
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Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...torso and belly bigger. Of course, at the time I was still in denial about my HIV symptoms, so I never saw a doctor. Today, my lipoatrophy symptoms have gotten worse and more frequent. It's not very noticeable to others, except when family... 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 Read more »

Lipoatrophy Center

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies 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: Anyone ever had any... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...and I am scared to go back on them because of this. I don't go out at all...because i hate the way i look...I am very much along with this and dealing with HIV. thank Read more »