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How To Manage Lipodystrophy When You Are Hiv Positive

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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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Managing Lipodystrophy

I saw bits of information about a compound called R- ALPHA LIPOIC ACID, as a naturally occurring fatty acid, which in Europe has been used to lower blood sugar in patients with high level of blood sugar, thus increasing insulin sensitivity by am...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen no data published from a good clinical study looking at a-lipoic acid (often touted for its anti-oxidant effects)for treatment of lipodystrophy ( a term often encompassing both fat distribtion problems-both extra or loss of fat) and... 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 »

Lipodystrophy

Hello Dr. Cohen, this is my first time surfing this website and I am truly impressed, keep up the wonderful work. I've been positive for 15+ years and managed to stay healthy and symptoms free on several treatments, first mono AZT therapy and...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
No -- I don't know who is doing this kind of work. You certainly could consult any of the HIV specialists in the Bay Area -- and they could lead you to several I am sure. Another source could be to call Project Inform as they might know of... Read more »

Changing meds because of Lipodystrophy

Nelson, I'm a weightlifter myself -- for many years, I've been in and out of the gym, trying very hard to managed this "pot belly" of sorts with no luck. I've gotten sick of people making comments like "when is the...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
There is some evidence that switching from Norvir boosted protease inhibitors may, and I say MAY, decrease visceral fat in some patients that have metabolic issues. But in most patients, that is not the case.There was a study recently presented at... Read more »
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HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution
are needed for a three-year research study investigating treatment
with growth hormone. Participants will self-inject growth hormone
f... Read more »

HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution
are needed for a three-year research study investigating treatment
with growth hormone. Participants will self-inject growth... Read more »

soc worker.case manager position in Tampa Bay area

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I am a social worker/case manager in a Neuro Rehab program in Level II Trauma Center. I am HIV+. I would like to move into the HIV/AIDS in Tampa Bay, preferably Pinellas Cty. Read more »

Manager, Center for HIV Information SF

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Manager, Center for HIV Information

Position Description
The UCSF Center for HIV Information (CHI) is a faculty-directed program of the Department of Medicine with a remarkably successful track record for developing key information resources on... Read more »