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Warning Signs Of Lipoatrophy

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...regimen with either a protease inhibitor or an NNRTI. The zidovudine (AZT) in Combivir can cause fatigue and anemia. One head-to-head study against Truvada found greater toxicity with Combivir, due to anemia (see Retrovir). The warning on the anemia drugs Procrit and Epogen has not been linked to patients with HIV, although clinical data do not rule out a possible increased risk for cardiovascular events. The zidovudine/AZT in Combivir is...
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Lipoatrophy from Truvada Norvir Reyataz?

I am taking Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada for 20 months. I found out I was positive and think I could have been so only around 9 months before knowing. My CD4 was 300-350 and went on meds I stated before a month later. I eat well, and live as I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, and thanks for posting. Truvada is the least likely of the nucleosides to produce lipoatrophy. Also, it is likely that Norvir and Reyataz may provide some partial protection against lipoatrophy because of the tendency Read more »


IF lipoatrophy causes sitting pain, do you think this product could help?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I reviewed that info on that product. It might provide some relief due to the cushion in the product that could decrease direct pressure on muscles/nerves/bone --if any reader has any experience with that product please post. KH Read more »

lipoatrophy and uridine

Hi, I am writing as I have facial lipoatrophy after a laser procedure that I had done. I am wondering if some of the things you have listed on the site- Avandia or uridine treatment may be helpful for me too in preventing the condition from...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...For localized facial lipoatrophy the most effective strategy would be to have facial filler injections. There are a number of good agents for injection, with Read more »

When can I stop worrying about lipoatrophy?

I have been on Sustiva for 29 months and Kivexa for 12 months, previously Truvada.I am paranoid about getting facial or arm, leg wasting. Up to now nothing.When can I stop worrying?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Many people simply do not seem to experience lipoatrophy and you may be one of them. The rate of lipoatrophy with your regimen is low, but the rate does increase gradually over time. Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Labeling for Zerit Capsules and Zerit for Oral Solution

...the FDA approved new labeling for Zerit capsules and Zerit for oral solution. The revisions to the Dosage and Administration, Warnings and Precautions, Adverse Reaction sections in both package inserts are outlined below. Other important changes... Read more »
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...drugs it contains -- see Epivir, Retrovir, and Ziagen. Of note is the hypersensitivity reaction (HSR, an allergic-like reaction) warning on abacavir; see Ziagen. A simple and inexpensive blood test for HLA-B*5701 can identify people at high risk... Read more »
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...doxorubicin. Ribavirin and zidovudine may cancel each other out, so this combination should be monitored closely. New Procrit or Epogen warning: if hemoglobin target is above manufacturer's recommendation (12 g/dL), the risk for serious and... Read more »
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ACTG 5202 Substudy Finds Little Lipoatrophy but Signs of Bone Loss Across the Board; Devil Is in the Details

...HIV who are taking their meds suffer from changes in fat. The changes could be accumulation of abdominal, or trunk, fat; or lipoatrophy, which is wasting of fat in the periphery, in the arms and legs. So that's why we looked at those two issues. ... Read more »
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Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...torso and belly bigger. Of course, at the time I was still in denial about my HIV symptoms, so I never saw a doctor. Today, my lipoatrophy symptoms have gotten worse and more frequent. It's not very noticeable to others, except when family... Read more »

A warning to all women

Posted by capri75, 2 Replies
Just to let you know that there are scammers on HIV+ dating sites. They know how vulnerable we are and they are ready to attack as quick as they can. They will tell you how much they love you and wanting to marry you as in yesterday. They would also... Read more »

Lipoatrophy correction

Posted by ConFe, 1 Reply
...I've been told about BioAlcamid to correct lipoatrophy, Does anybody have comments about this product. Also I'd like to know the Doctor's name who is in Tijuana Mexico? a friend of Read more »

Lipoatrophy Center

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies it is. It's something new at the BODY and includes personal interviews. Mostly has to do with reversing the effects of Lipoatrophy with cosmetic surgery I believe: Anyone ever had any... Read more »