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Which HIV Meds Have Less Fat Problems

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How can i regain my lost Fat which occur after i started taking HIV Med

Hi Dr. thank so much for helping and making us understand what we are going through. Especially for us who don't have a professional Dr. on HIV.My question is that after taking HIV Med. for more than a year i start losing my weight badly all my fat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Fat loss, lipoatrophy, is a fairly common and very annoying complication of HIV disease. We've learned it can be associated with use of thymidine analog drugs, such as D4T and AZT. Consequently I would avoid Read more »

Fat loss supplements and hiv meds

I am currently undetectable and considering taking a fat loss supplement and i'm concerned about... Read more »

Meds and Buffalo Hump

Dear Nelson,Just a general question: is the development of a Buffalo Hump something that it a... Read more »
Articles
ACRIA and GMHC

The Skinny on Body Fat and HIV

...several studies estimated that between 14% and 40% of people taking HIV meds have some form of lipodystrophy. The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) recently reported that men with HIV in general weigh less than HIV-negative men, but their... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme... Read more »
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feeling insecure, scared and terrified of meds

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
...physique change ? I'm 6ft 4 and 228 pounds, in decent shape. Strong as an ox. I am so so so scared, even though i do know that meds can help me live a long healthy life, its still feels like i am doomed and will get worse over time. Will the fact... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed!!!

Posted by BeerMe30, 4 Replies
...truly negative...not sure how I will deal with it if she is positive. I have had scares in the past, so I randomly give myself HIV test, this time I came back poisitive. I am sure my numbers have changed in the past weeks. I am still waiting... Read more »

Does anyone feel good on meds??

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...out I was HIV pos last year. Doing well, feeling great, normal CD4 and percentages and VL less than 1500 on three tests. No meds needed yet per my HIV doc. Reading the posts here and letters to the experts it seems everyone is having problems... Read more »

Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options?

Posted by hblue23, 4 Replies
...excuse the long drawn out story, but I need help and I am scared. I just had a baby, she's 5 months old now. I was on the HIV meds for the pregnancy because it was necessary to protect her and it is known that your immune system is down while... Read more »