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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...procedure that can beused to remove fat from the back of the neck and around the breasts, but notusually in the stomach (since fat gain caused by lipodystrophy in this area isdeep, internal fat). Liposuction tends to be a temporary solution and theunwanted fat frequently returns. It can also be painful and is generally notcovered by health insurance plans, although some people have had some successgetting reimbursed for this expensive...
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Suggestion & Lipodystrophy

Dearest Gerald,Since 1997 I have been diagnosed. Started with Crixivan/Epivir/Retrovir, then exchanged Crixivan to Viracept due to ill feelings. In 2002 I developed resistance to epivir and viracept so switched to Ziagen/Viramune/Retrovir which...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...cholesterol levels tend to run a bit higher with Sustiva. But there are data which demonstrate beneficial effects on cholesterol and lipodystrophy when Retrovir (AZT) is changed to Viread. Let us know how things turn out with whatever new... Read more »


Hello,I am a 43 woman, hiv + since 1988, on treatment since 1996. My general health status has been always very good. But lipodistrophy (legs and bottom skinniness) is worse each year. When I ask my doctor, the only solution he gives me is taking no...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am not sure that stopping HIV medicatios will improve fat loss problems over 1-6 month period. I would also be concerned that a treatment interruption could adversely impact your general and HIV health status. Uridine supplements (NucleoMax) and... Read more »

lipodystrophy and which meds cause them

Im currently on meds norvir 100mg, epzicom 600/300, Viread 300 mg, rayataz 300. I have phase 3 facial lipodystrophy and viral load of less than 75, Tcells 960I have been on meds for 1996 Sept.I have been these meds for two years. I know Im doing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...offending drugs are stopped. Age, time with HIV, lower CD4 nadir and other non treatment factors contribute to the risk for lipodystrophy. KH Read more »

GHB for Lipodystrophy

Now that the FDA has recently approved the potent growth hormone secretagogue, GHB (Xyrem), for the treatment of daytime sleepiness, I was wondering if you had heard of any proposed studies that might investigate its use in the treatment of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...medicines can increase the chance of dangerous side effects. 9. How will Xyrem be supplied?Xyrem will be supplied as an oral solution.10. What should a patient do with unused Xyrem?Patients should NEVER share Xyrem or any other prescription drug... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Egrifta for Treatment of Lipodystrophy in People With HIV

...reductions in abdominal fat (15-17%) as measured by CT scan, compared with patients receiving another, non-active injectable solution (placebo). Some patients reported improvements in their self image. The most commonly reported side effects in... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

An AIDS Body: Living With Lipodystrophy

...accumulations yet. But even if the trial helps him only a little, he's not in the trial just for himself. "I wanted to be part of the solution, so I asked my doctor if I could participate." However, because of other health problems, including a... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Lipodystrophy: Where Are We After Ten Years?

...nodules). There are patient assistance programs available for both Sculptra and Radiesse. 5 There are no FDA approved permanent solutions for facial lipoatrophy, yet many in the US seek tiny injections of silicone (Silikon 1000) from their... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Labeling for Zerit Capsules and Zerit for Oral Solution

... On December 10, 2010, the FDA approved new labeling for Zerit capsules and Zerit for oral solution. The revisions to the Dosage and Administration, Warnings and Precautions, Adverse Reaction sections in both package inserts 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 »


Posted by easteurope, 1 Reply
LIPO - is this our future ? Read more »

Lyposuction and Lipodystrophy

Posted by HHHEY
...Does anyone have any information as to the pro's and con's of having lyposuction when you are dealing with onset Lipodystrophy. Side effects, long term concerns, etc? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
anyone who will talk about this? Read more »