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Understanding lipodystrophy among people living with HIV, including visceral fat and hard belly.
This issue discusses lipodystrophy and HIV, including causes and treatments for abnormal changes such as visceral fat and hard belly.
Lipo can be a constant reminder of living with HIV and can lead to loss of self-esteem and social withdrawal.
Abnormal body fat changes remain a challenge for many people living with HIV.
HIV positive since at least 1982, he participated in the Pitt Men’s Study, a long-running AIDS research project.
People with the virus are living longer and are thus more likely to develop diabetes—plus certain HIV meds may also raise the risk.
A side effect of some HIV meds, lipodystrophy results in a redistribution of fat.
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...
A prominent AIDS activist is asking people with HIV and the organizations that serve them to sign on to a letter asking the agency that sets r...
HIV-positive individuals experiencing a loss of muscle mass and an increase in abdominal fat may face an increased risk of death, according to...
HIV might damage cellular mitochondria, the suspected cause of face and body fat loss attributed to older antiretroviral (ARV) medications. Th...
Up to 19 percent of people who received Bio-Alcamid (polyalkylimide) for HIV-related facial wasting (lipoatrophy) at a Toronto clinic experien...
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