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Long-term effects anti-retroviral treatment for AIDS being studied

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

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The JHU Gazette

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About: Long-term effects anti-retroviral treatment for AIDS being studied

Date: 1 November 2004

Source: The JHU Gazette

Author: David March


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