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Sustiva And Lipodystrophy

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sustiva and facial lipodystrophy

doctors am being told i shouldnt have lipodystrophy with sustiva but i feel that i do. could this be residual effects from viread about one month ago? am also on abacavir and stavudine thank you...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sustiva has not yet been associated with an increased risk for facial lipoatrophy though many patients have developed lipoatrophy while on Sustuva (usually attributed to other drugs in the regimen). Abacavir also has not been linked to an increased... Read more »

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Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

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HIV Lipodystrophy: Where Are We After Ten Years?

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Raltegravir vs. Efavirenz: Focus on Lipodystrophy, Lipids and Other Changes

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Posted by HudsonJet, 3 Replies
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
anyone who will talk about this?

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