Medical News Summary: Long-term effects anti-retroviral treatment for AIDS being studied


About: Long-term effects anti-retroviral treatment for AIDS being studied
Date: 1 November 2004
Source: The JHU Gazette
Author: David March
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by The JHU Gazette): HIV patients are living longer and researchers are now able to study the long term effects HIV medications. 50% of HIV patients who take their drugs suffer from lipodystrophy which increases the risk of diabetes and pre-diabetes, fat deposits in stomach, fat loss, high cholesterol and osteoporosis. HIV patients using a highly active anti-retroviral therapy
Related Disease Topics: HIV, Aids, Lipodystrophy, Diabetes, Pre-diabetes, High cholesterol, Osteoporosis
Related Symptom Topics: Fat deposits in stomach, fat loss

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