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A psychoanalyst’s insight on major issues facing people with HIV
The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle saw many important studies that are advancing the fight against HIV.
A large, ongoing study of people with HIV found that only a couple of older antiretrovirals were linked to high blood pressure.
People with the virus are living longer and are thus more likely to develop diabetes—plus certain HIV meds may also raise the risk.
Truvada appeared to temporarily prevent some weight gain and reduce cholesterol slightly in a recent study.
I know it won’t solve all my lipodystrophy challenges, but I’m feeling desperate to improve my body. Do you relate?
Taking Egrifta and getting CoolSculpt: Is this a midlife crisis or a healthy reality?
Glenna McCarthy makes the case that despite living with HIV, lipodystrophy and aging, she is at her best right now.
Lipodystrophy, HIV, aging—I may have a few battle scars, but I’m still at my best right now.
It’s important to discuss any side effects you may have with your health care provider.
The condition, involving an abnormal distribution of fat, is an indicator of good antiretroviral adherence.
A peek at some of the social media buzz.
It’s sad, but our stories are not heard. We are the forgotten.
A side effect of some HIV meds, lipodystrophy results in a redistribution of fat.
Celebrating 20 years of effective HIV treatment
HIV is linked with a raised risk of high blood pressure, perhaps driven by body fat composition changes resulting from meds side effects.
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