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How To Treat Lipodystrophy When You Have Hiv

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe
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Lipolysis/lipodissolve/flab jab

Hi, I would like your opinion on whether it is okay for a HIV+ male to have fat dissolving injections of Lipostabil (the treatment goes under the names of injection lipolysis/lipodissolve/liposculpture/'flab jab'), often referred to as the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Good question. I have no personal experience with that treatment for increased fat in the setting of HIV infection/treatment. If any reader has a reference on outcomes of that technique Read more »

lipodystrophy

concerning lipodystrophy.how normal is this sideeffect with kaletra and reyataz?is there any tratment against lipodystrophy?if you exercise 2-3 a week with weighttraining can you then be guaranteed not to get lipodystrophy?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have seen little information on the rate and degree of lipodystrophy for patients on a double boosted PI regimen such as Kaletra/Reyataz. If no NRTI backbone is being used then there is even less Read more »

HIV and Lipodystrophy

My daughter has been positive from birth, she is now 17 and actually off meds presently (almost 2 years). She was on zerit for about 5 years.She has a buffalo hump and the abdominal fat along with the thin arms, legs and face.None of her doctors...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...setting of HIV infection are not all due to the drugs. Time with HIV, low CD4 counts, genetics,and other factors contribute. Treating HIV infection with newer meds that don't seem to impact metabolic/fat function are important for HIV-related... Read more »

Lipodystrophy or HIV

What do you think is harder to find a cure for, HIV or lipodystrophy? How long before you think there might be a meaningful treatment for lipodystrophy?People keep talking about fat injections for facial wasting not lasting very long. Well how long...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...First HIV has killed thousands of Americans and millions of people worldwide. Lipodystrophy has not. It is really important to keep this in perspective. We may never have a cure for AIDS in our lifetimes as viral infections Read more »
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The Body

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

...(HIV). The decision, that was announced on March 23, 2010 was effective immediately. According to a CMS press release, " facial lipodystrophy (LDS) can leave people living with HIV looking gaunt and seriously ill, which may stigmatize them as... Read more »
Project Inform

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

...resulting from the drug treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Today's decision is effective immediately. Facial lipodystrophy (LDS) is a localized loss of fat from the face, causing an excessively thin appearance in the cheeks. In... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Egrifta for Treatment of Lipodystrophy in People With HIV

... On November 10, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration approved Egrifta (tesamorelin) to treat HIV patients with lipodystrophy, a condition in which excess fat develops in different areas of the body, most notably around the liver, stomach, and... Read more »
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Kaletra body changes..

Posted by Lovinlife, 1 Reply
...Kaletra? My doctor didn't mention anything about it but after looking on line, I see a lot of people saying that Kaletra causes lipodystrophy. Anybody have experience with Kaletra? Read more »

Lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy, I have lost a lot of mass on my legs and arms and my stomach is very large in comparison. This seemed to happen overnight. 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 »

Question for the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...likely to present itself and resolve within 12 hours, or would food poisoning most likely be the culprit. In addition, would HIV lipodistrophy present itself within 3 years of contracting HIV......as well as molluscum, floaters, and neuropathy? ... Read more »