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What Does Lipodystrophy Look Like

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Help im 18 perinatally infected with lipodystrophy, looking for options

As stated in the title I was perinatally infected, was on a couple meds since I can remember, and diagnosed with AIDS in 2006. the meds I was on was Zerit Viracept Epivir Epzicom Sustiva combivir Viramune and Videx. I am currently taking Norvir...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You express very well what can be a very challenging situation with unfortunately non easy, quick answers. Exercise, diet, hormone balance can help some. Plastic surgery interventions can help in some cases if available and paid for. Some... Read more »

Lipodystrophy (LIPODYSTROPHY)

I'm trying to find CURRENT information about lipo treatment options, but everything I find,... Read more »

Why do we still have to deal with Lipodystrophy

I am 43 and have had 2 partners live with HIV and AIDS, both passing away from the disease, but... Read more »
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Body Positive

The Lipodystrophy Look

After years of being HIV-positive, I seem to have recently developed the "look" of having this disease. My face has lost its fullness and my cheeks have sunken into my face. Now, I feel self-conscious that everyone who looks at me can tell that I... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy

Lipodystrophy (lipid = fat; dystrophy = disorder) Lipodystrophy syndrome is the term used to describe a range of symptoms that include changes in body shape and metabolic changes (for the latter, see "Cardiac Concerns" and "Insulin Resistance and... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Lipodystrophy

What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, also called fat redistribution, is a disturbance in the way your body produces, uses and stores fat. There are two different kinds of lipodystrophy. In fat wasting , also known as lipoatrophy , fat is lost... Read more »
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.... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous
Lipodystrophy is a visible change in your body shape and changes in your metabolism when taking HIV meds. I have a classic case of it with my stomach sticking out like a pregnant woman and in a standing position it is somewhat hard. Laying down it... Read more »

reversing lipodystrophy....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Positive since 2003 full blown aids. Was on Kaletra and combivir. Reached non-detectable, and cd4 rising as expected. Into 3rd year noticing increase in truncal girth. Waist went from 27in. to 32in of hard solid protruding fat. Arms, legs, face... Read more »

lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is anyone suffering from lipo, without really too much fat loss?I'm getting really big, but haven't experienced the thin legs thing yet(in fact my thighs are pretty mushy and fat)I'm wondering if the loss part usually happens first or second?Also,... Read more »

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 »