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How many people who are HIV-positive get lipodystrophy?

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Lipodystrophy is a problem with the way your body makes, uses, and stores fat. It's also called fat redistribution.

Between 1/3 and 1/2 of people who are HIV-positive get lipodystrophy. The number has gone up since antiretroviral therapy (ART) became a common treatment for HIV.

From: Lipodystrophy and HIV WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

AIDSInfo: "Lipodystrophy."

HIV InSite: "Metabolic Complications of HIV Therapy."

Project Inform: "Lipodystrophy Syndrome(s.)"

WebMD Medical Reference: "Lipodystrophy, HIV."

WebMD Health News: "Egrifta Approved for HIV-Related Lipodystrophy."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on December 16, 2018

SOURCES:

AIDSInfo: "Lipodystrophy."

HIV InSite: "Metabolic Complications of HIV Therapy."

Project Inform: "Lipodystrophy Syndrome(s.)"

WebMD Medical Reference: "Lipodystrophy, HIV."

WebMD Health News: "Egrifta Approved for HIV-Related Lipodystrophy."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on December 16, 2018

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