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Lipodystrophy Treatment

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The Well Project

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

...have both body shape changes andmetabolic problems. Some treatments can help with certain lipodystrophychanges, but nothing has been proven to get rid of all them. This info sheet looks at treatments for fat gain. See also Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss , and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes . Treatments for Fat Gain Fat gain, especially visceral fat in the belly, can...
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Lipodystrophy and Treatment During Acute HIV Infection Stage

I was exposed to the HIV virus about 5 weeks ago. I'm now considering antiviral treatment. However, since I've never been on any HIV medication, I would prefer to be on the combination that has the least chance of producing lipodystrophy. I...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The risk of lipoatrophy on any of the meds is low (say <5%) over one year and may be especially low if you are young (<40 yo) and start with a CD4 greater than 200. Limiting use of d4T and protease inhibitors should further limit riskBest... Read more »

lipodystrophy treatment

Do you have any experience or knowledge regarding the use of Avandia in patients who have normal blood sugars to treat central fat accumulation or depletion of facial fat?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...In a word, nope. This type of drug will combat insulin resistance but has not really been studied in HIV-associated lipodystrophy. One study with a similar drug, metformin, did show good results in terms of insulin resistance, blood pressure,... Read more »

alternative HIV lipodystrophy treatments

I read a lot about various treatments for HIV related lipodystrophy and lipoatrophy. Some of these include Human Growth Hormone and insulin regulators. I've also noticed that a lot of bodybuilders use similar products, some of which are available...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...To my knowledge those substances have not been formally studied in the context of HIV-related lipodystrophy. They amount if information available on many of those products in the scientific literature is often limited. There are legitimate Read more »

Lipodystrophy Treatment

Hello:On page 54 in the May issue of Poz Magazine, an adult male being interviewed claims:"I also began taking meds that sharply reduced the little subcutaneous body fat that I had."What are the names of these medications?Thanks in advance for your...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
F,I am unaware of which meds that person is referring to. From the wording you provided it sounds like his HIV meds resulted in loss of subcutaneous body fat (or lipoatrophy) which is not felt to be a good thing. Wasting due to malnutrition/AIDS... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...lipodystrophychanges, but nothing has been proven to get rid of all them. This info sheet looks at treatments for fat loss. See also Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...nothing has been proven to get rid of all them. This info sheet looks at treatments for metabolic complications. See also Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss .... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Drug Watch: TH9507 -- An Experimental Treatment for Lipodystrophy

...visceral fat, with an improvement across lipids, but without toxicity in terms of glucose." A new, affordable, and more tolerable lipodystrophy treatment option is needed to decrease cardiovascular risk factors in HIV positive individuals -- and... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Egrifta for Treatment of Lipodystrophy in People With HIV

... On November 10, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration approved Egrifta (tesamorelin) to treat HIV patients with lipodystrophy, a condition in which excess fat develops in different areas of the body, most notably around the liver, stomach, and... 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 & vanity

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What is anyone doing about lipo...my little town docs know nothing and have no suggestion. Cosmetic docs told me know even if i could pay. my legs and arms are gone...my face looks like a sharpei...and my upper stomach is humongus and even... Read more »

HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution are needed for a three-year research study investigating Read more »