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If I Have Lipodystrophy Do I 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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Lipodystrophy from HIV meds

Dear doctors, Which HIV meds provedly causes lipodystrophy (weight loss, facial wasting, increasing of cholesterol and tryglicerides,...)? What kind of lipodystrophy which one causes? Thanks a lot. FT.
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...antiretrovirals have been associated with LD. None are innocent. However aspects of LD can occur in people who have never taken HIV meds! In general I can say the following: nucleosides: fat wasting more than fat accumulation PI's: fat... Read more »

Lipodystrophy without having HIV

My female friend of 59 yrs has been suffering with an enlarged abdomen for the last 6 years and has now been told after many scans that fatty tissues are surrounding all of her main organs and nothing can be done for her. When she was 18 yrs she...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...I am very sorry to hear of her problem. What you describe has nothing to do with HIV, although it may be related in some remote way to what we see as fat distribution problems associated with HIV and/or its treatment. 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
...don't seem to impact metabolic/fat function are important for HIV-related health issues and likely general health as well(non-AIDS related). There is no easy treatment that can be routinely recommended for increased fat in the neck and abdominal... 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
...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 have been notoriously difficult to cure. They can be treated (like HIV can) or... Read more »
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The Body PRO

The 3rd International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV

... The Body Covers: The 3rd International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV Athenaeum Inter-Continental, Athens, Greece October 23-26, 2001 The Body's Conference Summaries Other Reports Read more »
The Body PRO

The 4th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV

... The Body Covers: The 4th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV San Diego, California September 22-25, 2002 Overview of the 4th International Workshop on Adverse Read more »
The Body PRO

The 1st International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV

... The Body Covers: The 1st International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA June 26-29, 1999 Conference Summaries The recent expansion in the number 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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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 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 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/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have Read more »