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Ways To Treat Lipodystrophy

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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 Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also
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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
...hormone releasing hormone (GHRH, marketed as Geref) for the treatment of fat accumulation. Thirty-one patients with increased waist-to-hip ratio were randomized to receive GHRH or placebo for 12 weeks. Lab tests and DEXA/CT scanning were employed... Read more »

lipodystrophy and which meds cause them

Im currently on meds norvir 100mg, epzicom 600/300, Viread 300 mg, rayataz 300. I have phase 3 facial lipodystrophy and viral load of less than 75, Tcells 960I have been on meds for 1996 Sept.I have been these meds for two years. I know Im doing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
.../reversal may not occur or be very slow once the offending drugs are stopped. Age, time with HIV, lower CD4 nadir and other non treatment factors contribute to the risk for lipodystrophy. KH Read more »

wasting vs. lipodystrophy

How is the wasting syndrome related to lipodystrophy? Is the bottom line, in both cases, the same? Can they be treated with the same drugs (HGH, testosterone, oxandrin)?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...especially the role of interventions such as HGH, testosterone, oxandrolone, though all of these agents have a clear role in treating and preventing wasting.Alvan Fisher, M.D. Read more »

lipodystrophy treatment

Do you have any experience or knowledge regarding the use of Avandia in patients who have normal blood sugars to treat central fat accumulation or depletion of facial fat?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...In a word, nope. This type of drug will combat insulin resistance but has not really been studied in HIV-associated lipodystrophy. One study with a similar drug, metformin, did show good results in terms of insulin resistance, blood pressure,... Read more »


...diagnosis of lipodystrophy is usually made by examining your body for fat changes. Your doctor may measure around your arms, thighs, waist, hips, and neck before you start medication and then periodically throughout your treatment. Abdominal ... Read more »
The Well Project

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

... Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important 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 Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Lipodystrophy: Serious Treatment Side Effect

... There is no accepted definition of lipodystrophy There is no known cause of lipodystrophy There is no single way to treat lipodystrophy Current treatments for HIV/AIDS can cause a range of adverse side effects. In particular, many... Read more »
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can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
...s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? 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 »

Question for the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'll make this question extensive as possible as to not create additional threads and take up unnecessary space. Basically, I realize transmission can happen regardless of the circumstances with unprotected sex. My question is.....would the... Read more »


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