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Ways To Prevent Lipoatrophy

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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Promoting Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention Method Should Be Done in Culturally Acceptable Ways, Zimbabwe's Health Minister Says

Promoting male circumcision as an HIV prevention method should be done in culturally acceptable ways that minimize stigma associated with the procedure, Zimbabwe Health and Child Welfare Minister David Parirenyatwa said on Monday at the opening of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vatican Repeats Opposition to Condoms, Says Chastity Only Surefire Way to Prevent AIDS Spread

The Vatican on Wednesday repeated its opposition to condom use to fight AIDS, saying chastity was the best way to prevent the spread of HIV. The Vatican position may sound "ridiculous in the society in which we live," acknowledged Monsignor Javier... Read more »
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How Can I Prevent Lipodystrophy, Lipoatrophy, & Wasting

Is there anything I can do now to prevent lipodystrophy, lipoatrophy, or wasting in the future. I was recently infected and was detected very, very early. I have been put on combination therapy for the past month. I have been concious of my diet...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
It is worth making the effort to prevent problems. Stable weight is very important in preventing problems down the line.I would recommend that you talk with your team about the risk factors you might personally have for such changes and deal with... Read more »

Can Lipoatrophy be prevented?

Hello Doctors:I was officially diagnosed with HIV In July 2007. I believe that I was infected between 1998 and definately in 2003. I'm on Atripla and I take Lexapro. Also, I do take vitamins every other day and sometime excersie. The question I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The risk for lipoatrophy is higher with older age and a lower nadir CD4 count so you are now on HIV meds so those factors are addressed. Certain HIV meds are associated with a higher risk for lipoatrophy (ie D4T or AZT= thymidine type drugs) . The... Read more »

Changing meds to prevent lipoatrophy?

Hi,I was diagnosed at the time of seroconversion (primo-infection) in January 2002, and was put since then on Combivir and Stocrin with good results (CD 4's around 700 and undetectable VL). No visible fat changes, except a little growing of the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You are right to say that the zidovudine component of Combivir may be associated with lipoatrophy in the long-term, although the risk is nowhere near as great as it would be with stavudine.With an undetectable viral load, you can certainly switch... Read more »

Safe ways of having unprotected sex preventing transmission

Hi Dr. Frascino, I have a question for you. Is it true that having unprotected sex in the shower (hot water running) and using soap helps decrease the risk of transmitting HIV. I am the top in our relationship and want to know if HIV is hard to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well, shower sex can be hot, but without a condom, it is not safe. In fact, unprotected sex in the shower is no less risky than unprotected sex in other locations bedroom, dining room table, backseat of your car, airplane bathrooms at 33,000... Read more »
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Facial Lipoatrophy gadget

Posted by umberto
Anyone familiar with these Cheeksleekers My face is getting pretty bad I may want to try these I went to the website www.cheeksleekers.net but it says they will be available for order in Spring 2005 anybody know a way to get this quicker 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 »

lipoatrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
could anyone please tell me how they are dealing with lipo being a woman. I have lost fat in face, leg, butt, arms. I look like a preg. toothpick....my stomach is so big. I have been off HIV medication going on two years now and I am scared to go... Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »