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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy:...
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RAPID lipodystrophy

Why does it seem like there is little new information about how to treat lipo? I am poz 14 years and except for a few blips---0 viral load. Literally in the last month my legs have become incredibly vascular and smaller, my waist has increased by 5...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...I agree that there is still much to learn regarding what is causing lipodystrophy and how to manage it. It is further complicated by the fact that it behaves differently in all people, some experiencing more Read more »

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 for the...
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 Read more »

lipodystrophy

does combivir and aluvia cause lipodystrophy
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...outside the US.First, let's be clear that there are factors other than medications that are also drivers of risk of developing lipodystrophy. Having a low CD4 count (ie, waiting too long to start medications) is the most important to recognize. ... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Fatigue

Dr Bob,A quesion about anabolic steroids and testosterone for fatigue.It is fair to say that some body builder take these drugs,for strength, lean body mass and endurance.In my case .I take testosterone injections fortnightly some times earlier...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...true . . . " Thats a really big "if" due to the risk factors mentioned above. Testosterone/anabolic steroids do not improve lipodystrophy. In fact, use of these products can increase fat loss, making things look worse instead of better... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Lipodystrophy

... What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, also called fat redistribution, is a disturbance in the way your body produces, uses and stores fat. There are Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

... What Is Lipodystrophy? Is Lipo Dangerous? What Causes Lipo? Can Lipo Be Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, Read more »
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 Read more »
The Well Project

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

...layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy and relationships

Posted by capri75
...Anyone out there who has experienced a feeling of neglect in a relationship because they have lipodystrophy even thought they have healthy blood counts and full of energy. Anyone who knows a dating sites for people with lipodystrophy? Read more »

LIPODYSTROPHIE

Posted by easteurope, 1 Reply
LIPO - is this our future ? http://www.lipodistrofia.info/player.php Read more »

lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is anyone suffering from lipo, without really too much fat loss?I'm getting really big, but haven't experienced the thin legs thing yet(in fact my thighs are pretty mushy and fat)I'm wondering if the loss part usually happens first or second?Also,... Read more »

exercise and PI lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
... i have been on zerit, epivir and crix for more than one year. i have lipodystrophy (no more buttocks, fat loss in face and a paunch). I have always been an avid exerciser -- my doc has told me to STOP exercising, Read more »