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What Causes Lipoatrophy

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News that Atripla is causing lipoatrophy?

I was on combivir and sustiva a year and a half ago and I asked an HIV specialist and this site what I could switch to so that I could get some fat back in my legs and arms. I was told Atripla. Now I am hearing, again from this site as an answer to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Though patients on Atripla have developed lipoatrophy the overall rate is low (perhaps < 5 % over first several years). The general experience in patients who switched from Combivir Read more »

Hiv causes Lipoatrophy ..not meds?

Are there any studies...supporting the theory that Hiv in of itself...may be the cause of... Read more »

Hiv causes Lipoatrophy?

I wanted to know if there are any documented cases of Lipoatrophy caused by Hiv alone...meaning... Read more »
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Current Research on the Mechanisms Causing Lipoatrophy and Potential Treatments

...Phillips, J.M. Gatell Morphological Changes After 48 Months on Sparing-NRTI Antiretroviral Therapy in Patients With Facial Lipoatrophy (FL) (Poster 726) Authored by P. Viciana, L.F. López-Cortés, M.J. Gómez-Vera, R. Mata, M. Trastoy, I.... Read more »
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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 Read more »
Project Inform

Can Glitazones Reverse Lipoatrophy? found that an anti-diabetes drug, called rosiglitazone (Avandia), is able to reverse the loss of fat under the skin ( lipoatrophy ) that some people with HIV experience. While these results are encouraging, they are just the latest in a... Read more »
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Facial and Limb Fat Loss: Lipoatrophy

...facial and limb wasting or lipoatrophy). This article focuses on lipoatrophy, what is known and what can be done about it. What Causes Lipoatrophy? Lipoatrophy is believed to be caused by long-term HIV infection or as a result of taking certain... 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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...feelings, so we cant help when hes down, although I always try to make him bring things out.what bothers him the most is that his lipoatrophy is really severe, and all Ive read that works for that is SCULPTRA(?), WHAT IS TOO EXPENSIVE FOR US TO... 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 »