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Norvir Side Effects Belly Fat

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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 releasing factor called tesamorelin may be approved by the FDA in the first half of 2010. Results from a 52-week study of 816 people showed 18% less deep belly fat in those on tesamorelin than those on placebo. ...
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Big Belly - Norvir, Reyataz, Truvada

Hello.I have been taking Norvir, Reyataz, Truvada + SMZ for about 1.5 years now.While I am now undetectable and extremely good health (work out 5 days a week / eat right / no drugs or alcohol) I have a distinctly noticable swollen belly!This is a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your current regimen has a relatively decent record as far as fat changes in comparison to many other regimens so it may not be easy to simply switch to an alternative regimen and expect/observe improvement. Some subset of patients may be... Read more »


Hi Dr. Frascino, I was one of your patients in Sunnyvale way back in 1987 and now live in Sonoma County. I have attended some of your concerts and love you. My medical question is: I have fat around my organs and as you can imagine it is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Ginger,What a delight to run into patients from so many years ago (even if it is only in cyberspace). Belly fat, aka abdominal obesity or lipohypertrophy, is indeed one of the more annoying complications of being virally enhanced. Unfortunately... Read more »

reyataz and belly fat??

Is there any reports about bad side effects from reyataz? I am poz 15 years, vl undetectible cd4 1150 in prettr good health. I have gained 20 pounds since starting reytaz! I thought less norvir would be good? I am also on sustivia,ziagen and one...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good questions. There is not much published information on fat issues for persons taking ritonavir/atazanavir + Sustiva + Ziagen. Diet and exercise helps some patients. Growth hormone or growth hormone releasing factor are under study for reducing... Read more »

Norvir side effects as booster

I am beginning my first regimin, Truvada, Reyataz, and Norvir. Of the three, Norvir has been shown to have consequences related to fat redistribution. I find a great deal regarding side effects of this drug but not much regarding side effects when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Dancer,HIV-associated fat redistribution syndrome is not yet completely understood. There are a number of factors involved in the process. The effect of various HIV drugs is still being elucidated. We do know for instance that thymidine analog... Read more »
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Posted by Jet, 2 Replies
Anybody have idea what are possible side effects of these 3 medications?I started taking them since couple of days ago and meennnn i have problems swallowing.At night my throat is in a mess,i cant swallow and swallowing becomes very difficult.
Are... Read more »

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 »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail?
I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you... Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which).

Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed to the... Read more »