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

...including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the 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) Blood fat and sugar changes (metabolic problems) Increased fats (lipids) in...
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Lipoatrophy from Truvada Norvir Reyataz?

I am taking Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada for 20 months. I found out I was positive and think I could have been so only around 9 months before knowing. My CD4 was 300-350 and went on meds I stated before a month later. I eat well, and live as 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. Truvada is the least likely of the nucleosides to produce lipoatrophy. Also, it is likely that Norvir and Reyataz may provide some partial protection against lipoatrophy because of the tendency Read more »


IF lipoatrophy causes sitting pain, do you think this product could help?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I reviewed that info on that product. It might provide some relief due to the cushion in the product that could decrease direct pressure on muscles/nerves/bone --if any reader has any experience with that product please post. KH Read more »

lipoatrophy and uridine

Hi, I am writing as I have facial lipoatrophy after a laser procedure that I had done. I am wondering if some of the things you have listed on the site- Avandia or uridine treatment may be helpful for me too in preventing the condition from...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...For localized facial lipoatrophy the most effective strategy would be to have facial filler injections. There are a number of good agents for injection, with Read more »

When can I stop worrying about lipoatrophy?

I have been on Sustiva for 29 months and Kivexa for 12 months, previously Truvada.I am paranoid about getting facial or arm, leg wasting. Up to now nothing.When can I stop worrying?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Many people simply do not seem to experience lipoatrophy and you may be one of them. The rate of lipoatrophy with your regimen is low, but the rate does increase gradually over time. Read more »
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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 »

An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

...HIV/AIDS-Related Uses PLLA was approved by the FDA on August 3, 2004, for the treatment of facial fat loss (also called facial lipoatrophy). It continues to be studied for this use. Facial lipoatrophy is a condition in which people lose fat in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Combivir do not rule out a possible increased risk for cardiovascular events. The zidovudine/AZT in Combivir is associated with lipoatrophy (fat loss of the arms, legs, face, and/or buttocks -- sometimes called "AZT butt"). The lipoatrophy could be... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit time. Caregivers of young children should be instructed regarding noticing and reporting peripheral neuropathy. Additive lipoatrophy (facial wasting) and mitochondrial toxicities can occur when combined with Videx. Adverse reactions and... Read more »
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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 »

Lipoatrophy correction

Posted by ConFe, 1 Reply
...I've been told about BioAlcamid to correct lipoatrophy, Does anybody have comments about this product. Also I'd like to know the Doctor's name who is in Tijuana Mexico? a friend of Read more »

Lipoatrophy Center

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies it is. It's something new at the BODY and includes personal interviews. Mostly has to do with reversing the effects of Lipoatrophy with cosmetic surgery I believe: Anyone ever had any... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
could anyone please tell me how they are dealing with lipo being 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... Read more »