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Who Is At Risk For Lipoatrophy

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Zerit XR and lipoatrophy risk

Greetings from Poland.I've started my treatment in July last year (CD4 100, VL 9000). I am on ATV+Norvir+3TC+d4T XR. Currently, VL undetectable, CD4 250.I am ca. 30 y/o, BMI 25, triglycerid 2.6 mmol, LDL 2.2 mmol, HDL 1.10 mmol.My question: what is...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Dear Ralf-There is no reason to believe Zerit XR will carry much less risk of fat loss than its predecessor Zerit.Watch for thinning of the arms and legs. A tell tale sign is that the veins of your limbs Read more »

Lipoatrophy or Nephrotoxicity?

I've been hiv + for about 2 years, and I'm on treatment for 3 months. I'm using the following... Read more »

When can I stop worrying about lipoatrophy?

I have been on Sustiva for 29 months and Kivexa for 12 months, previously Truvada.I am paranoid... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Diabetes Drug Could Help Lessen Metabolic Side Effects of Antiretroviral Drug Regimens

...therapy may develop type 2 diabetes, which is four times the usual risk; and concerns are also increasing about the related risk of heart disease." Hadigan said, "We were able to demonstrate that this class of agents can slow down or reverse fat... Read more »
The Body PRO

ACTG 5202 Substudy Finds Little Lipoatrophy but Signs of Bone Loss Across the Board; Devil Is in the Details

...anything that makes me gain fat," that would help us to tailor a little bit which regimens are better than the others, in terms of risk of the patient developing fat changes. Reporter #1: All these patients in your study were... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Fat Wasting and HAART

...of ritonavir (Norvir; and co-formulated with lopinavir and sold as Kaletra) has been associated with a significantly reduced risk of lipoatrophy and even an increase in subcutaneous fat. In these studies, ritonavir-lopinavir was used without... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Face to Face With Lipoatrophy

...important in showing how significant the effect of AZT is in terms of lipoatrophy risk. Overall, the severity of fat loss -- and the risk of clinical lipoatrophy -- is approximately halved with zidovudine treatment compared to stavudine. This... Read more »
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FYI: Sustiva in Atripla. . .

Posted by razzmaniac, 1 Reply
...and now the US, Sustivas massive accumulation in the fat cells is greater then that in the blood stream which gives it a high risk for lipoatrophy. Studies have shown that no matter what the combination is with Sustiva, it is a high risk. . . .... Read more »

need info on Atripla

Posted by dcboy20, 5 Replies
just test postive docter said i should consider Atripla what side-affect should I expect please give me your honest feeling Read more »

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 »

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 »