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Lipodystrophy In Obese People

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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects and HIV Drugs Over the years, drugs have been developed that can treat a wide range of medical problems, including HIV, and help people live longer and healthier lives. All drugs are tested to make sure they are safe and effective enough to be allowed on the market. However, all drugs can cause some effects that are different from what they were...
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lipo cause?

hi,is lipodystrophy associtated with cd 4 count? can lipodystrophy occur with no meds and a high cd 4 count? is lipodystrophy caused by the how long you have had hiv? the hiv itself . the med? high chrolestrol. thanks jon
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Hello JonThank you for question. Body habitus changes were described in people living with HIV prior to the advent of anti-HIV medications. HIV itself is an independent risk factor for lipodystrophy. There 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
...pharmaceutical company Theratechnologies, is currently showing promise in clinical trials and may represent a new treatment option for people with some types of lipodystrophy. LipodystrophyLipodystrophy is a broad term that refers to a variety of... Read more »

Lipodystrophy Without Meds

I am a 45-year-old male who has been HIV+ for about three years. I am not on ART and never have been. My numbers all look pretty good, and my most recent labs showed an undetectable viral load, a CD4 count of 569, and a CD4% of 44.Recently I began...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Good but difficult questions. Lipodystrophy (fat distribution changes) can occur in HIV infected persons in the absence of antiretroviral therapy but much less is known about that group. Most of the literature of fat problems in Read more »

lipodystrophy side effects

What is lipodystrophy? Is it a side effect of HAART or is it directly related to HIV disease progression?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...lipodystrophy with longer time HIV infected and a lower CD4 count) and some are worsed by HIV medicatios. There is a wide range due to individual susceptibilities which often are genetically determined (px X can can a drug regimen with no... Read more »


...inhibitors (PIs) , a class of commonly prescribed anti-HIV drugs. However, other studies have shown that lipodystrophy also occurs in people who have never taken PIs. Evidence now suggests that lipodystrophy is linked to taking nucleoside... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although there is no... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...physical activity. One study found that diet and exercise leading to 5 to 7 percent weight loss (about 10 to 14 pounds in a person who weighs 200 pounds) lowered the rate of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent. Study participants lost weight by... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Composition Tests

...measurements Calipers (a metal tool) are used to "pinch" body tissue in several places. The measurements are compared to standards. People doing the measurement should be trained so that the measurements are standardized. Waist to hip ratio ... Read more »
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can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
...s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

Lipodystrophy and relationships

Posted by capri75
...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 »


Posted by easteurope, 1 Reply
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Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...regimen was largely the reason for the lipodystrophy. Does anyone know if this can be corrected to any degree and if so what have people done? I'm told there is very little I can do to change this. What have others heard? Read more »