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What Causes Lipodystrophy

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Will this combo meds cause lipodystrophy?

I recently started taking Kaletra and Kivexa. Will they cause lipodystrophy? I know I should be thankful that I "healthy and strong" and not be so vain. I try and walk for about 30 minutes every morning and eat healthy by eating lots of fruits...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rate of significant liposytrophy with Kaletra + Kivexa (abacavir + 3TC) has been low overall during the first years of use and compares favorably with alternative drug regimens. Weight gain is common in the general population so it has been... Read more »

Does Atripla cause lipodystrophy?

My doctor tells me that Atripla does not cause many changes in fat distribution, but I'm noticing... Read more »

Lipodystrophy causing nerve compression and shingles?

Hello,I have mild lipoatrophy in my buttocks and thighs and I wondered if the added sitting... Read more »
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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... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Lipodystrophy

...Fact Sheet ). Lipodystrophy in combination with hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance is called lipodystrophy syndrome . What Causes Lipodystrophy? Early studies suggested that lipodystrophy was associated with the use of protease inhibitors... 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, Read more »
The Well Project

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

...layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in... Read more »
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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 »

Lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy, I have lost a lot of mass on my legs and arms and my stomach is very large in comparison. This seemed to happen overnight. Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is 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 Read more »

Lipodystrophy or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is 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 Read more »