The look is instantly recognizable: Fat loss in the cheeks, eye sockets, temples. The nasolabial folds running down from the nose and around the mouth, as well as in the limbs and buttocks. And doctors are still not even sure what causes it.While newer antiretrovirals have reduced the prevalence of lipodystrophy, a significant proportion of the HIV population still suffers from the disfiguring loss or gain of fat in key areas of their bodies.Click here for POZ’s treatment exclusive on “the face of HIV”

The look is instantly recognizable: Fat loss in the cheeks, eye sockets, temples. The nasolabial folds running down from the nose and around the mouth, as well as in the limbs and buttocks. And doctors are still not even sure what causes it.

While newer antiretrovirals have reduced the prevalence of lipodystrophy, a significant proportion of the HIV population still suffers from the disfiguring loss or gain of fat in key areas of their bodies.

Click here for POZ’s treatment exclusive on “the face of HIV”