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June 2, 2010

Loss caused by some anti-HIV drugs persists in the long term

Aidsmap: "Discontinuing treatment with d4T, the drug most associated with fat loss, had little long-term impact on limb-fat gain. Patients who adopted this strategy experienced an average annual increase of fat in the leg of only 1%. “Likewise”, write the investigators, “little gain was associated with discontinuation of AZT or other antiretroviral drugs."