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If I Have Lipoatrophy Do I Have Hiv

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Lipoatrophy without HIV

The left side of my body has been affected by lipoatrophy and is now starting to affect my right thigh. All the information I have found when someone is affected by lipoatrophy they also have been diagnosed with HIV. I do not have HIV but no doctor...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Lipoatrophy can happen to those without HIV. You may want to read this paper and contact one of the main investigators to find out if you Read more »

% of HIV+ with lipoatrophy?

I recently tested positive and I'm terrified about my physical appearance diminishing as a result... Read more »

Should I restart HIV meds for lipoatrophy?

Dr. Pierone,I recently was diagnosed with diabetes and I have been HIV+ for 12 years. This past... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy: Loss of subcutaneous fat in the arms, legs, butt, or face(sunken cheeks) ... Read more »
Project Inform

Can Glitazones Reverse Lipoatrophy? found that an anti-diabetes drug, called rosiglitazone (Avandia), is able to reverse the loss of fat under the skin ( lipoatrophy ) that some people with HIV experience. While these results are encouraging, they are just the latest in a... Read more »
The Body PRO

FRAM Study Finds a Lack of Association Between Lipoatrophy and Central Fat Gain

...and Metabolic Change in HIV Infection Study (FRAM) (Institutional Symposium -- NIH) Chairperson: Fulvia Veronese, Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, U.S. Overview of FRAM presented by C. Grunfeld Lipids and Insulin... Read more »
The Body PRO

Current Research on the Mechanisms Causing Lipoatrophy and Potential Treatments

...Phillips, J.M. Gatell Morphological Changes After 48 Months on Sparing-NRTI Antiretroviral Therapy in Patients With Facial Lipoatrophy (FL) (Poster 726) Authored by P. Viciana, L.F. López-Cortés, M.J. Gómez-Vera, R. Mata, M. Trastoy, I.... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting) Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the Read more »

Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...torso and belly bigger. Of course, at the time I was still in denial about my HIV symptoms, so I never saw a doctor. Today, my lipoatrophy symptoms have gotten worse and more frequent. It's not very noticeable to others, except when family... Read more »


Posted by DKERL
...Veterans Affairs VHA DIRECTIVE 2008-003 Veterans Health Administration January 22, 2008 TREATMENT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL-INDUCED FACIAL LIPOATROPHY IN HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV)-INFECTED PATIENTS on page 2 of this directive the following is... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...a woman. I have lost fat in face, leg, butt, arms. I look like a preg. stomach is so big. I have been off HIV medication going on two years now and I am scared to go back on them because of this. I don't go out at... Read more »