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Muscle Fat Wasting Legs And Knees

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Wasting fat and muscle

Hi Nelson,I had experienced lipoatrophy in legs, butt, a bit in the arms, on the side of abdomen, (I was on D4t back then and Combivir for a few years. I have then switched to Isentress and Truvade, but strangely I am starting to notice losing fat...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
In some studies, the rate of reversion of fat wasting after stopping Zerit or AZT is about 10% per year, so it may take 10 years for some of us to regain most of the subcuntaneous fat we have lost, assuming that we have some fat cells left to be... Read more »

Facial Wasting & Loss of Muscle Mass

I am managing my facial fat loss through New Fill, but also have fat loss it in my arms and legs. I... Read more »

Muscle wasting

I've been on ARVs for the past 6 years. My buttocks, thighs and legs have shrinked is there... Read more »

Rosiglitazone May Be Effective in Increasing Body Fat in Patients With Fat Wasting

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Rosiglitazone for Patients With HIV Lipodystrophy (Oral 50) Authored by C. Hadigan, S. Yawetz, A. Thomas, F. Havers, P.E. Sax, S. Grinspoon This oral presentation by Dr. Hadigan reported... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Muscle-Wasting Effects of Low-Carb Diets on People With HIV

It is not hard to go into any grocery store these days and see at least one product that advertises low or no carbohydrates on the package. The world seems to have embraced the idea that no or low-carbohydrate diets are good for us. It is a common... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Fat Wasting and HAART

Combination HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has many benefits, such as strengthening the immune system, improving overall health and dramatically lengthening survival. Newer formulations and combinations of HAART are generally well... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness and... Read more »
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Skinny legs with a Budda belly

Posted by lilfshrmn, 3 Replies
Gained most of the weight back lost due to wasting. Unfortunately, it's all gone straight to my gut in the form of fat. Getting moderate exercise and low impact walking in several times a week. Cheeks, buttocks, legs and arms still quite skinny. ... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am worried that my muscles are going to the next thing to go.i have almost no body fat left, and with the anemia, just about no energy to get any exercise. i eat like a pig,and still i continue to lose weight. any advice?

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facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello All,
I've become obsessive with my concern with facial wasting. I've been positive for over 20 years, and have been very fortunate as I've not developed any AIDS related disorders. However, 3 years ago I was diagnosed with type II diabetes,... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that is required to stay healthy and alive can leave an everlasting mark! I'm referring to... Read more »