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Lipohypertrophy Causes

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Zerit

Common Name: stavudine or d4T Brand Name: Zerit Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 40 mg capsule twice a day for people weighing 132 pounds or more, or one 30 mg capsule twice a day for people weighing less; with or without food, and no food restrictions. Zerit is also available in 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg and 40 mg capsules and a powder for oral...
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Excess fat

Dr. Bob, I have a buffalo hump, along with excessive fat in the back of my neck over my vertabrae. I have constant headaches and my neck tends to go forward. I have had liposuciton on the buffalo hump. Can this pressure on my neck be from the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tom,Unfortunately I can't evaluate that type of problem over the Internet. Certainly it's possible that lipohypertrophy (abnormal fat deposits) can cause neck discomfort. If you are having problems with "constant pain" to the point it's becoming... Read more »

lipoadystrophy

hello, my name is cb i have a question does truvada,norvir,pezistand issentress cause facial and body wasting. I have been these for 12 months and I already have the pot belly, in my cheeks i see a little bit of weight loss its minor right now. ...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The regimen you are on is more likely to cause lipohypertrophy (pot belly) rather than lipoatrophy. Truvada is the least likely of the nucleosides to produce fat loss, but it may occur. Isentress is fairly new, but the data so far suggest that it... Read more »

Hard Belly lipohypertrophy

Hello Dr Pierone,Since the lipodystrophy forum is inactive, is this forum open to discussing types of lipodystrophy other than facial wasting? I'm finding very mixed information as to what causes "Hard Belly" lipo-hyperatrophy in long term HIV...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Lipohypertrophy is the accumulation of visceral fat and is most closely linked to use of protease inhibitors. This intra-abdominal fat is located around the viscera, but most patients also have fatty infiltration of the liver as well. This pattern... Read more »

Gynecomastia starting in person with low body fat

Hello, 44 years old hiv poz male (on hiv meds for 18 yrs) I and my doctors are noticing gynecomastia,mainly fat accumulation around the nipples equally. I have not been on any hormones all my numbers and levels are fantastic, including natural...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The first question is whether you have gynecomastia or lipohypertrophy. Sometimes breast enlargement is caused by expansion of glandular breast tissue, but in other cases is really a reflection of an increase in fat in the breast region. A mixed... Read more »
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The Power of Advocacy

"Today is a great day for people with HIV." The words, spoken to me by Steven Grinspoon, a leading researcher and HIV-treating physician at Harvard who specializes in lipodystrophy, were still echoing in my head as I boarded the plane for... Read more »
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The Skinny on Body Fat and HIV

Some people with HIV complain of weight and belly fat gain after they start HIV treatment. But researchers have not been able to determine what causes the problem. Some studies actually dispute that there is a problem, and say that people with HIV... Read more »
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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 Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat... Read more »
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Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

Introduction Body Shape Changes Study Volunteers Study Design Side Effects Study Results Project Inform's Perspective Introduction Studied as a way to reduce excess deep belly fat, the synthetic human growth hormone... Read more »
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About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

Quick Questions About Lipohypertrophy

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
I faithfully work out three days a week and run at least a couple of miles the other four days. However, I seem to be gaining an unusual amount of weight. :( A while back, someone used the term "lipohypertrophy" when discussing weight gain, so I... 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 more »

do genital warts cause cancer in men

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they do cause cervical cancer in women among other things. but its been stated that the warts are harmless to men? is that true? Read more »