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

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers 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...
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Do all patients on treatment develop butt wasting/lypodystrophy?

I began HIV treatment in March 2003 which includes Zerit. I have seen no signs of lypodystrophy so far. Do all patients taking this drug develop butt wasting and other forms of lypodystrophy? How long before the symptoms (generally) show up? ...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Certainly not everyone who takes antiretroviral therapy develops fat loss. In fact, it is likely to be the minority of people. Even though combinations which include d4T (Zerit) have been shown to have a higher risk than AZT, abacavir or tenofovir... Read more »

How long does it take?

How long does it usually take HIV to turn into AIDS? I have been HIV+ since 2001 and still not on meds. How long will my good health last? PS I am a female....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Many years can pass before HIV develops into AIDS. However, in the meantime you should be seeing an experienced HIV doctor for regular check-ups to follow your HIV infection with examinations, including viral load and T-cell tests. The course of... Read more »

How long are people living with HIV, IF DETECTED EARLY AND THEY ARE TAKING MEDS AS PRESCRIBED?

hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was diagnosed early enough , take meds as prescribed, exercises, and easts health in these days of the disease? I am 22 and was diagnosed a few month , it is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
In the current era of HIV treatment, 80-85% of people have a response to ART like yours, with full viral suppression and rising CD4 cells. The estimates for long term survival are highest for someone who 'gets it right' with the very... Read more »

How long after infection do you develop symptoms

Hey Dr. Bob,I've skimmed many of the questions posted on the forum, as to not ask the same question again. I didn't find exactly what I am looking for, but im sure i probably overlooked it...but here it goes anyways!I am a 25/m and have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Chris,Sorry to hear about your recent HIV diagnosis. You are correct: oral sex is considered a low-risk activity for HIV transmission. However, extenuating circumstances oral cuts, ulcers, bleeding gums, concurrent oral infections, etc. can... Read more »
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How long were you poz before you started treatment

Posted by pogi12, 10 Replies
Hello,

First of all I would like to say thank you to anyone taking the time to read this and any responses would be much, much appreciated.

I was recently diagnosed HIV positive within the last year. I don't know what my T-cell counts are or my viral... Read more »

I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
I'm not happy. I have been asking my doctor for ages if I can go on some kind of HIV drug therapy and I keep getting stalled. I've been pos for 8 years and over time my energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just fighting this virus as it... Read more »

AIDS Treatment News on Denialists

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John S. James, AIDS Treatment News

AIDS Treatment Improves Survival: Answering the "AIDS Denialists"

by Bruce Mirken

A sharp decline in AIDS deaths in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia began in 1996, coinciding with the widespread... Read more »