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Lipodystrophy can lead to social withdrawal and loss of self-esteem.
Living with lipo won’t get long-term survivor Lillibeth Gonzalez down.
Abnormal body fat distribution includes visceral fat and a hard belly.
Abnormal body fat distribution is still a concern for many people living with HIV.
Lipo can be a constant reminder of living with HIV and can lead to loss of self-esteem and social withdrawal.
This issue discusses lipodystrophy and HIV, including causes and treatments for abnormal changes such as visceral fat and hard belly.
I know it won’t solve all my lipodystrophy challenges, but I’m feeling desperate to improve my body. Do you relate?
What is lipodystrophy and what causes it?
Lipodystrophy, or abnormal changes in fat distribution, is a common problem among people living with HIV.
While newer antiretrovirals have reduced the prevalence of lipodystrophy, a significant proportion of the HIV population still suffers from th...
Help (and padding) for derrieres diminished by fat loss
Avandia (rosiglitazone), a member of the “glitazone” drug class approved for the treatment of diabetes, may help reverse fat loss...
Surprising new research shows that a remedy for HIV-related fat loss—sunken faces, skinny arms and legs—may lie not in expensive i...
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