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Author Topic: Do Lipo Symptoms Improve After Starting HAART?  (Read 3852 times)

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Offline bobino

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Do Lipo Symptoms Improve After Starting HAART?
« on: June 10, 2007, 02:34:40 PM »
Hi everyone,

Has anyone had the experience of seeing their lipo symptoms improve after they started antiretroviral therapy?  I'm not currently on any meds and I never have been, but I still have lipo, and it's getting pretty bad.  And this is happening even though all my numbers are really, really good.  (VL undetectable or close to it and CD4's in the 600-750 range)  One of the doctors on thebody.com suggested that starting treatment might actually improve my lipo symptoms.  He noted that most people who begin treatment gain weight and fat, so he thought that it might help me.

I know this sounds counterintuitive, since the drugs often cause lipo, but I'm wondering if the doc may be right.  So I guess I'm looking for other people whose experience has been similar to mine to answer the question.  If you had lipo BEFORE going on meds, did it improve once you started therapy?

I fully understand that there are a lot of drawbacks to the drugs, but at this point, I'm willing to live with some other side-effects if it will help with my lipo.  Any insight that any of you have would be appreciated.

Thanks much,

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