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How Long Does Lipodystrophy Last

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Lipodystrophy

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... 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... Read more »
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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 I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...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... 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 »
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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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 »

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 »

Lipodystrophy or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »