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Lipoatrophy Vs Lipodystrophy

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Lipoatrophy/Lipodystrophy

can you develop Lipoatrophy/Lipodystrophy from truvada and kaletra?can the hivinfection itself lead to this or general weightloss?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV infection can contribute to fat loss that may be worse with age and more advanced HIV infection (lower CD4 count). Drugs can contribute but generally Kaletra/Truvada would be considered fairly fat friendly (see previous answer as well). KH... Read more »

lipoatrophy and lipodystrophy

Ok I understand something about lipoatrophy and lipodystrophy. I've lost fat in my Face and... Read more »

Lipoatrophy/Lipodystrophy!

Can you please explain the difference between lipoatrophy and lipodystrophy. I am a black South... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

High Prevalence of d4T-Associated Lipodystrophy Including Lipoatrophy in Children

Data describing lipodystrophy in children from sub-Saharan Africa are extremely limited. However use of d4T is widespread among children receiving ART in the region: in 2008 to 2009 approximately 90% of children on ART were taking d4T. Two posters... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Lipoatrophy, the Ongoing Problem

"For all its discomfort and esteem damaging disfigurement, it was pointed out that Lipodystrophy, as we see it, is a spectacular achievement against the odds by the body's metabolic processes, benignly in most cases storing excessive fats to where... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Lipodystrophy: Where Are We After Ten Years?

Lipoatrophy and HIV Medications Treatment Options for Lipoatrophy Understanding Lipohypertrophy Treatment Interventions for Lipohypertrophy Increased Lipids: Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and Triglycerides Conclusion Note: The... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy

Lipodystrophy (lipid = fat; dystrophy = disorder) Lipodystrophy syndrome is the term used to describe a range of symptoms that include changes in body shape and metabolic changes (for the latter, see "Cardiac Concerns" and "Insulin Resistance and... Read more »
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lipoatrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my brother is hiv+ for more than 10 years, and since he was diagnosed hes been on meds. he takes 200mgs.nevirapin twice a day, and 150+300mgs twice a day too. At first we all thought we d die of so much pain and fear, but thanks God weve learned to... Read more »

Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
Hi,

I was diagnosed with HIV in October 2008, but I've had it since April 2002. I was only a 16 year-old virgin when I acquired it, by a "friend of the family" 20 years my senior. Since I was officially diagnosed, I've been struggling to understand... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Currently I am on Ziagen, Kaletra and Viread but prior to this I have been on various other medications. I have lipodystrophy in my stomach (severely bloated). I have a hairy body except on my belly which has now does not have any hair on it. My... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Lipohypertrophy

Posted by Bear60
http://www.thebody.com/lipo/overview.html

Its not a difference of weight loss and weight gain.
If you dont know the difference between "wasting" syndrone and lipoatrophy read this. If you think weight gain is a symptom of lipohypertrophy, then read... Read more »