What Are The Dangers Of Lipodystrophy
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AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastHello and thanks for posting. It sounds like you need to change therapy, but a switch from Viramune to Sustiva would not be a logical choice since cholesterol levels tend to run a bit higher with Sustiva. But there are data which demonstrate... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineIt is unlikely that Xyrem will be studied for the treatment of lipodystrophy due to its toxicity and high potential for abuse. I am not aware of data that demonstrates any growth hormone effect of Xyrem in the setting of HIV-related lipodystrophy.... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolLipomas are the most common of all benign tumors and can arise in any location where fat is present. Although I did indeed say at one point that they are not dangerous, I do not want to minimize the nuisance/annoyance which they can represent. Both... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,The best source for current information about lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy) should be your HIV specialist physician. Treatment options depend on your specific case. There is current information on treatment options on this site... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Repliesi have been on zerit, epivir and crix for more than one year.
i have lipodystrophy (no more buttocks, fat loss in face and a paunch). I have always been an avid exerciser -- my doc has told me to STOP exercising, that it worsens the situation.
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Posted by capri75Anyone 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, 2 RepliesIs it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »
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