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How To Prevent Lipoatrophy When You Are Hiv Positive

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Can Lipoatrophy be prevented?

Hello Doctors:I was officially diagnosed with HIV In July 2007. I believe that I was infected between 1998 and definately in 2003. I'm on Atripla and I take Lexapro. Also, I do take vitamins every other day and sometime excersie. The question I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The risk for lipoatrophy is higher with older age and a lower nadir CD4 count so you are now on HIV meds so those factors are addressed. Certain HIV meds are associated with a higher risk for lipoatrophy (ie D4T or AZT= thymidine type drugs) . The... Read more »

How Can I Prevent Lipodystrophy, Lipoatrophy, & Wasting

Is there anything I can do now to prevent lipodystrophy, lipoatrophy, or wasting in the future. I was recently infected and was detected very, very early. I have been put on combination therapy for the past month. I have been concious of my diet...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
It is worth making the effort to prevent problems. Stable weight is very important in preventing problems down the line.I would recommend that you talk with your team about the risk factors you might personally have for such changes and deal with... Read more »

Lipoatrophy

i am poz and so is my parter. do the meds i take prevent a reinfection if my parter has a different type of hiv than i have? we practice safe sex. also, my partner appears to have moderate lypoatrophy---but swears he has only been on meds for 2...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Taking HIV medication does not necessarily prevent super-infection with another strain of HIV (for example a drug resistant strain) so safe sex is recommended even between 2 positive patients doing well on therapy (sexual secretions such as semen... Read more »

Lipoatrophy

I am positive and so is my parter. Do the meds I take prevent a reinfection if my parter has a different type of HIV than I have? We practice safe sex. Also, my partner appears to have moderate lypoatrophy---but swears he has only been on meds for 2...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
If you are on medications and your viral load is undetectable, you are definitely protecting your partner from being infected with the strains of virus you carry, especially if you practice safe sex.Lipoatrophy can develop with HIV itself (even... Read more »
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