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Signs Of Lipodystrophy

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signs of lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous
Signs of Lipodystrophy. I am 38 years old, very healthy, no OI's.
Started taking PI's Ritonavir/Sequinaver about two years ago. I
am now losing my body fat from my face, arms, legs and god forbid
my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
anyone who will talk about this?

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exercise and PI lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i have been on zerit, epivir and crix for more than one year.
i have lipodystrophy (no more buttocks, fat loss in face and a paunch). I have always been an avid exerciser -- my doc has told me to STOP exercising, that it worsens the situation.
i... Read more »

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 »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »
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Question regarding my current meds & lipodystrophy?

I have been on my current meds for almost 1 year now and as of yet, no signs of lipodystrophy of any sort. I am on Epivir, Viread & Sustiva. Can you please tell me if these meds cause facial wasting and lipodystrophy...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
This looks like being a low risk combination. I one large trial over 3 years only 3% of persons on this combination were diagnosed by their doctor as having lipodystrophy (its not clear if any of these were facial wasting) whereas 19% on... Read more »

BIA testing for lipodystrophy

Is the BIA test a good indicator for BCM (Body Cell Mass)when there are physical signs of lipodystrophy? I have a patient who shows signs of peripheral wasting, with veins protruding and joint areas thinning. She is maintaining weight,...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I think the BIA may misrepresent fat loss in the presence of lipodystrophy. But I don't think it will misrepresent muscle mass. Meanwhile I have not seen studies comparing BIA with other methods in the presence of LD. You are probably seeing... Read more »


What is lipodystrophy and what are the signs and can it be prevented?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
LD has not been specifically defined but includes the following manifestations:1. fat redistribution..."buffalo hump" or "protease paunch" due to fat accumulation; breast enlargement in women. Facial or arm/leg/butt fat... Read more »

Stavudine and Lipodystrophy

years. He has maintained a viral load below detectable levels and a CD4 count around 500. He has recently begun to exhibit some signs of lipodystrophy; mainly increased abdominal fat and to a lesser degree, decreased subcutaneous fat in his...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It sounds like he has had significant success with this regimen and that he tolerates it well other than the problems with lipodystrophy/lipids. If the condition is mild and your partner is not anxious to change medications, I would probably... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Insulin Resistance in HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome

Researchers recently completed a study identifying the incidence of insulin resistance in HIV-patients who exhibit signs of lipodystrophy. The authors noted two significant metabolic changes occurring in those patients, including significant... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

What Is Lipodystrophy? Is Lipo Dangerous? What Causes Lipo? Can Lipo Be Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, or "lipo" for short, is a collection of body shape changes in people taking antiretroviral... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

University of Washington Lipodystrophy Study

We have made enormous strides over the past 5 years in the care of individuals with HIV infection. The advent of protease inhibitor (PI) drugs in 1996, as well as other newer antiviral medications, has saved countless lives and spared much of the... Read more »
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 »