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How Long Does Lipodystrophy Last

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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,... Read more »

Lipodystrophy or HIV

What do you think is harder to find a cure for, HIV or lipodystrophy? How long before you think... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

What Is Lipodystrophy? Is Lipo Dangerous? What Causes Lipo? Can Lipo Be Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, or "lipo" for short, is a collection of body shape changes in people taking antiretroviral... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy

Lipodystrophy (lipid = fat; dystrophy = disorder) Lipodystrophy syndrome is the term used to describe a range of symptoms that include changes in body shape and metabolic changes (for the latter, see "Cardiac Concerns" and "Insulin Resistance and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Insulin Resistance in HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome

Researchers recently completed a study identifying the incidence of insulin resistance in HIV-patients who exhibit signs of lipodystrophy. The authors noted two significant metabolic changes occurring in those patients, including significant... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Drug Watch: TH9507 -- An Experimental Treatment for Lipodystrophy

Introduction Lipodystrophy Treating Lipodystrophy with Growth Hormone Products TH9507: A New Treatment Option? Conclusion Selected Sources Introduction As the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) became widespread, HIV... Read more »
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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 »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to 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... Read more »

Lipodystrophy or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to 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... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
From KaiserNet

January 8, 2008

Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »