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Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

No researcher has suggested that people with lipo should stop taking ART. What Causes Lipo? We do not know what causes lipo. There are different causes for fat loss and fat gain. Fat Loss Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and stavudine (Zerit, d4T) are linked to fat loss. Efavirenz (Sustiva) may also contribute. Fat Gain One theory is that protease inhibitors interfere with the body's processing of fat. However, some patients who have never...
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Lipodystrophy (LIPODYSTROPHY)

I'm trying to find CURRENT information about lipo treatment options, but everything I find, including on this site, is over 2 years old. Can you point me to anything newer. I've been advanced/full-blown (technically) for 15 years, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best source for current information about lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy) should be your HIV specialist physician. Treatment options depend on your specific case. There is current information on treatment options on this site... Read more »

New Integrase inhibitor and lipodystrophy risk

There is a once a day integrase inhibitor with a non-PI booster coming up soon, isn't there? What is the integrase inhibitor called and what class does the booster belong to? Setting aside the relative newness of these drugs (and therefore the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. The new integrase inhibitor medication is called elvitegravir and the booster is GS 9350. The booster is one of a new class of drugs designed specifically to inhibit the CYP3A liver enzyme system. We already know that... Read more »

New treatments for lipodystrophy beyond egrifta, etc.

I body build and work out, eat right, etc. The lipodystrophy I accumulated during my early use of Crixivan and others doesn't really go away that much. It's frustrating, depressing. I do also appear to have some features of...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Why is your physician not agreeing to prescribe Egrifta? Do you have diabetes (although Egrifta is not contraindicated for diabetes)? Has he/she told you the reason?Egrifta does not work for everyone. In fact 33% of people treated with it in prior... Read more »

lipodystrophy,and new-fill,help from doctors

hello doctor. i am one of the very few people in the u.s able to get a full treatment for fascial wasting ,with "new-fill".i had used every other option,none was as natural and long-lasting. yes i am thrilled... here is my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thank you for your heartfelt plea. Hopefully others will see your message and help push the right buttons. The ACTG has been working to help make liposytrophy issues a priority but we have a long way to go. KH... Read more »
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Why the latest news is "something"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I contacted a few scientists regarding the news about a new method that might lead to a cure. Here is why they are some what optimistic about this news that came out three days ago. I can work the phones with persistenc when need be.

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latest update

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I received a phone call two days ago from the hospital for tropical diseases last time I spoke with them they said that I had a slightly raised white blood cell count they were not that specific but said that it could be because of a worm, so they... Read more »

latest Results - Undetectable

Posted by movingon, 6 Replies
hey all, i hope you are all well. I am happy today, i just got my latest results from blood drawn earlier this month. V/L is now undetectable , down from 2,800 in January. I started meds back in November with a V/L of 306,000

My cd4 is now 604, up... Read more »


Posted by JOHN_IN_LONDON, 4 Replies
Well im still testing antibody/antigen neg,as of 8/10/02.
so that gives me 14months post exposure.
The other news is that my doctor gave my records to Dr David newyork.he said he feels im negative due to the prolonged testing window.well i think... Read more »