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Rare Skin Diseases Associated With Lipoatrophy

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HIV i-Base

High Prevalence of d4T-Associated Lipodystrophy Including Lipoatrophy in Children

Data describing lipodystrophy in children from sub-Saharan Africa are extremely limited. However use of d4T is widespread among children receiving ART in the region: in 2008 to 2009 approximately 90% of children on ART were taking d4T. Two posters... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Metabolic Complications Associated With HIV Disease

Also see parts one , two and four . HIV treatment has shown remarkable results starting in 1995 by lowering the death rate, decreasing hospitalizations and lengthening people's lives. But around 1997, following the respite from the years of AIDS... Read more »

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Joel Gallant

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on Nov. 1, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by Dr.... Read more »
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Rare Skin Cancer

What is a rare skin cancer which becomes an opportunistic disease with aids?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Kaposi's sarcoma.... Read more »

Unexplained sweats, wasting and lipoatrophy

I have been HIV+ since 1989 and living in the UK. Currently CD4 500, undetectable viral load. Since November last year I have gone from 73 kg to 57 kg, with associated facial wasting, night sweats, fatigue. My arms and legs look like road maps with...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and sorry to hear about your predicament. When someone has unexplained weight loss and night sweats, this raises the possibility of underlying infection, lymphoma, or autoimmune disease. It sounds like you have had an extensive evaluation and... Read more »

Choosing Meds.. Lipoatrophy already!

Thanks in advance for your help. I contracted this virus in January and I have pretty much accepted it. Never being a permiscuous person I feel like it was destiny (long story). Anyway, I am experiencing lipoatrophy but am losing no weight. My veins...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.Lipodystrophy can and does occur in some individuals before initiation of HIV medications. This provides the painful proof that uncontrolled HIV disease itself is a significant risk factor. Further, while most people take... Read more »

Rarely answered Q.& A. on Hep C,

Hi Doc.;I recently did some reading up on the symptomatic problems associated with Hepatitis C.Could You Take A moment, and Give us All A quick Run-Down on the , say 4-5 most common affects or medical complications that we generaly hear very little...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Good question. There are many things that hepatitis C can do that are not obvious. The newest on the list is neuropsychiatric effects, that is on the brain. That can cause fatigue, numbness and tingling depression and perhaps lack of concentration.... Read more »
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Rare Strain???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What is your opinion? Following intercourse (unprotected insertive vaginal) with a sex worker in the Philippines in July, 2002 I experiences a flu-like illness 3 weeks later. Most symptoms subsided in a week or so, some lasted a longer. ... 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 »

What is "Rare"?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What is the meaning of "rare" to test positive after 3 months? Anyone have any info on this?

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Now the rare persons is changed!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you read this "UPDATED" information from The CDC you can see that they have changed their position on the Window Period. Before they answered that persons can take 6 months to develop Antibodies, Now they are stating that the RARE persons take up... Read more »