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Is There A Cure For Lipohypertrophy

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Zerit

Common Name: stavudine or d4T Brand Name: Zerit Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 40 mg capsule twice a day for people weighing 132 pounds or more, or one 30 mg capsule twice a day for people weighing less; with or without food, and no food restrictions. Zerit is also available in 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg and 40 mg capsules and a powder for oral...
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Treatment for Lipohypertrophy

I am dealing with a case of lipohypertrophy. It seems like whenever I research lipodystrophy, everything is about lipoatrophy and nothing about lipohypertrophy. It is very upsetting, especially since this occurred because I WAS taking my meds like...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
We are waiting for the FDA to potentially approve Egrifta (tesamorelin), which is a daily subcutaneous injection of growth hormone releasing hormone that makes your body make your own growth hormone. It can decrease visceral fat by 15% in 26 weeks.... Read more »

HCV and increased belly fat

Hi,I have been HIV since 1985,and of course I have been on every drug there is since then and also on numermous studies over the years.HEP C also,was diagnosed for HEP C in 2003, went on treament for that-interferon-rebetrol,etc. doctor took me off...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. There are 2 questions here. The first is whether you should go on treatment again for HCV. The chance of a sustained virologic response (aka cure) with currently available medications for someone in your situation is... Read more »

Testosterone and Lipohypertrophy

Dr. Henry......I am currently taking Videx, Viread, Reyataz and Norvir which resulted in lipohypertrophy problems, especially in my stomach in addition to weight gain (about 20 lbs. I have become resistant to Sustiva and Viramune.) I am also...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Contrary to popular perception, use of testosterone has not been shown to decrease lipohypertrophy and may actually aggravate fat loss from the skin so use of testosterone cannot be generally recommended for management of fat distribution problems... Read more »

What is the best regimen for me to avoid lipoatrophy and facial wasting?

Hi Dr Pierone,I was diagnosed with HIV in mid-2007 only a few weeks after seroconversion and opted for early therapy as part of an ADARC study. My CD4 nadir was in the 500s. After RNA/DNA resistance testing, and a few weeks on Kaletra and Truvada, I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. It is not common to see lipoatrophy with Atripla, but it sometimes does occur. As you say, it is sometimes very difficult to spot early lipoatrophy and distinguish it from natural body changes associated with aging. ... Read more »
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Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

Introduction Body Shape Changes Study Volunteers Study Design Side Effects Study Results Project Inform's Perspective Introduction Studied as a way to reduce excess deep belly fat, the synthetic human growth hormone... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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No one seems to be interested in a cure

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
What is wrong with you people? I post interesting articles on here but I notice theres hardly anyone reading them but instead everyone seems to be interested in EVERYTHING else except a cure. What is wrong with you people on here, I have never seen... Read more »

Cure for HIV not discussed

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
Why does no one on here EVER discuss cure? This is strange to me that no one seems to even be concerned about a cure at all. Everything is being discussed except a cure. There is something wrong with the fact that no one is even concerned about a... Read more »

Pray for the cure 2010

Posted by Seekyah, 2 Replies
I say a prayer for you my friend, please say a prayer for me "In Jesus name I pray there will be a cure for AIDS and HIV" Read more »

Prayer for the Cure 2010

Posted by Seekyah, 2 Replies
I say a prayer for your my friend, please say a prayer for me.. "In Jesus name we pray there will be a cure for AIDS and HIV" pass it along Read more »