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Study: Women With HIV Have More Non-AIDS Health Issues

Psychiatric illness, dyslipidemia, non-AIDS-defining cancer, and kidney, liver, and bone disease were all higher among women living with HIV than among HIV-negative women.

By Larry Buhl
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HIV and Lipodystrophy

Key PointsLipodystrophy refers to the changes in body fat that affect some people with HIV. Lipodystrophy can include buildup or loss of body fat.A person with HIV can have fat loss or fat buildup or both. Whether the changes are noticeable or not de...

By AIDSinfo
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Is Metformin Important for People with HIV?

Nelson, I am seeing more reports on Metformin as an anti-aging drug with benefits beyond those for diabetes. Could you expand on this? Have you taken it?

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

How can I gain weight while on ARVs?

How can i gain weight i started arv streatment during pregnancy which is last year my cd4 is 1009 after delivery i continued with the treatment

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Excess of PMMA. Need to remove/reduce

Hello dr Pierone! Would you please let me know who are the best doctors/surgeons around the world for PMMA removal? Do you do removal? I have been overfilled with pmma. My cheeks look whey too big, puffed and asymmetrical. It's so frustrating and it'...

By Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.
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Two Experts Discuss HIV, Abdominal Fat and Body Shape Changes

Watch TheBody.com's HIV and Aging Expert Nelson Vergel interview Dr. Stephen Grinspoon about the causes of body shape changes in HIV and what you can do about them.

By JD Davids
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Lipohypertrophy - fat deposit under rib cage

Hello Dr. Pierone: Briefly my story is that I contracted HIV in 1978, so have been poz now for 38 years. When meds that actually worked started coming on line in the late '90s, I thought the worst had passed. Then, around 2001 my weight dropped from ...

By Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Egrifta

Hi Dr. Vergel, I have been an avid reader of thebody.com articles for years now, ever since my diagnosis in 2014. I have had the hardest of trouble with weight control, where right before I was diagnoses I experienced the "body wasting" that has bec...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.
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HIV and Body Shape Changes: Where and What Kind?

Body shape changes remain a reality for some people living with HIV. But where do they happen in the body? And what kind of changes are we talking about? Roger Pebody explains.

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

Learn about a variety of treatments for fat gain, or lipohypertrophy.

By The Well Project