How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Lipodystrophy

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat HIVwasting, but not HIV-related fat lipodystrophy. The FDA said there was notenough safety and efficacy data to approve it to treat lipodystrophy,especially for long-term use. Since Serostim is not approved for HIV-related fat gain, it will not becovered by insurance for this purpose. It is expensive, costing up to $3,000 amonth. There is a patient assistance program for Serostim...
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Great work you do, Bob!!I, like you, have carried the hiv bug a while ...since 1990, to be exact. I remain very healthy, and have a neg partner who is a great mate!!My concern -are the drug researchers really working to reduce some of the side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi 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 »

Length of time before lipodystrophy sets in

Hello,I am a neonatal nurse and long-time reader of your site currently receiving a 30 day course of post-exposure prophylaxis (combivir and viread) and have read online that some people develop early lipodystrophy or it sets in after stopping...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...modern regimens (ie Truvada instead of Combivir) I would consider it to be highly unlikely--I haven't seen a single case of acute lipodystrophy in our busy clinic over the last 3-4 years. KH Read more »


i am hiv + and my meds have caused lipodystrophy, my meds have been changed and i was told the lipo would decrease within 3 years, now 4 years have gone by and i have now received treatment of nufill for my face and temples and have noticed a little...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...No easy answers. Still awaiting long term results from studies with some diabetes meds and Nucleomaxx but for now cannot with any confidence make a firm recommendation Read more »

what's next to deal with lipodystrophy?

hello i have been HIV+ for 10 years. i have been on viracept and combivir for about 8. i have been undetectable for the whole time and have tcells of 900. i am starting to see more changes in my body the effects of is starting to...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast is great that your numbers are excellent, but the difficult part of your situation has been the development of cumulative long-term side effects. Lipodystrophy is the term we use for body shape changes and generally comes in two varieties.... Read more »
The Body PRO

What Have We Learned About Lipodystrophy, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, and Long-Term Complications of Protease Inhibitors? Or, What About Protease Paunch?

...patients switching therapy to nelfinavir One of the important issues discussed at the 12th International AIDS conference was long term complications of protease inhibitors. Key questions are: What are the complications? How frequent are they?... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...worse. Some studies show that people may even get back some fat underthe skin after switching. However, this process may take a long time or it maybe hard to see for those who have more severe cases of lipoatrophy. People who have not... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...causes for these metabolic changes,including HIV or the HIV drugs. Although you cannot see these changes, they cancause serious long-term health problems. High lipid levels: High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol andtriglycerides can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...stavudine (d4T), retrovir (AZT) or efavirenz (Sustiva,) talk to your doctor about changing medications. However, it can take a long time to reverse changes in body shape. Implants or injections are the only way to deal with sunken cheeks. These... Read more »
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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 »

Lyposuction and Lipodystrophy

Posted by HHHEY
...any information as to the pro's and con's of having lyposuction when you are dealing with onset Lipodystrophy. Side effects, long term concerns, etc? Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 sure if it is a... Read more »


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