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Treating Lipodystrophy

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy:...
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Lipodystrophy (LIPODYSTROPHY)

I'm trying to find CURRENT information about lipo treatment options, but everything I find, including on this site, is over 2 years old. Can you point me to anything newer. I've been advanced/full-blown (technically) for 15 years, and for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fat, and computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are used to document visceral fat accumulation. Treating Lipodystrophy with Growth Hormone ProductsThere are important reasons to develop and study treatments for... Read more »


concerning normal is this sideeffect with kaletra and reyataz?is there any tratment against lipodystrophy?if you exercise 2-3 a week with weighttraining can you then be guaranteed not to get lipodystrophy?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have seen little information on the rate and degree of lipodystrophy for patients on a double boosted PI regimen such as Kaletra/Reyataz. If no NRTI backbone is being used then there is even less Read more »


Hi, is there any new developments in treating lipodystrophie. My doctor and I are closely monitoring the transformation of my body (fat in the belly, in the back of the neck and under the cheek). I have been taking growth hormones for three...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...liposuction, has been attempted. Newer drugs, such as the glitazones used to treat diabetes, are being evaluated for the treatment of lipodystrophy. Hopefully the results of scientifically designed controlled trials will guide us soon. Read more »


I listened to the radio program last night "Living well with Hepatitis and Hiv" from NATAP out of N.Y. Dr. Don Kotler from St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in NYC was the guest. He is an expert on Lipodystrophy. He sited a study done last year that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lipodystrophy remains unexplained so treatment is still problematic. For some patients, exercise and attention to diet may help. For other Read more »
The Body

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

...(HIV). The decision, that was announced on March 23, 2010 was effective immediately. According to a CMS press release, " facial lipodystrophy (LDS) can leave people living with HIV looking gaunt and seriously ill, which may stigmatize them as... Read more »
Project Inform

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

...resulting from the drug treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Today's decision is effective immediately. Facial lipodystrophy (LDS) is a localized loss of fat from the face, causing an excessively thin appearance in the cheeks. In... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Drug Watch: TH9507 -- An Experimental Treatment for Lipodystrophy

... Introduction Lipodystrophy Treating Lipodystrophy with Growth Hormone Products TH9507: A New Treatment Option? Conclusion Selected Sources Introduction As the use...and computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy, I have lost a lot of mass on my legs and arms and my stomach is very large in comparison. This seemed to happen overnight. Read more »


Posted by easteurope, 1 Reply
LIPO - is this our future ? Read more »

Lyposuction and Lipodystrophy

Posted by HHHEY
...Does anyone have any information as to the pro's and con's of having lyposuction when you are dealing with onset Lipodystrophy. Side effects, long term concerns, etc? Read more »