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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Lipodystrophy

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

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Metabolic Problems Treatments Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body 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. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the...
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HOW TO GET RID OF lipodystrophy SAFELY?

I have been HIV+ since 1989 and I have gone through most treatments available..the latest one is Agenerase,Zerit,Videx,Hydrea,Abacavir....but I suffer from quite important lipodystrophy buffalo hump,real breasts are starting to show up and my whole...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your questions are very good and very serious. I need to know some more about your situation. I would like to know what your high and low CD4 counts and RNA levels are and what your current counts are. Also, do you know what your testosterone... Read more »
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I will assume that you are asking about clearing hepatitis B after new infection...If your Hepatitis B surface antigen is reactive six months into infection, I would be concerned about the development of chronic infection.... Read more »

how long does it take for lipodystrophy

hi doc, how long duovir-n takes to start the side effect of lipodystrophy? is it a permanent disfigurement without any available surgery or management?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lipodystrophy (fat gain or loss) from HIV medications can be seen with Duovir-N (the most likely component would be zidovudine or AZT). AZT is most associated with fat loss which if severe can be tough to reverse so best to try to switch to... Read more »

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 »
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Posted by Anonymous
Lipodystrophy is a visible change in your body shape and changes in your metabolism when taking HIV meds. I have a classic case of it with my stomach sticking out like a pregnant woman and in a standing position it is somewhat hard. Laying down it... Read more »

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 »

Lyposuction and Lipodystrophy

Posted by HHHEY
Does anyone have 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 »