Protease inhibitors raising quality-of-life issues for HIV patients

Silversides, Ann
March 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/23/99, Vol. 160 Issue 6, p894
Academic Journal
Discusses the rising concern from AIDS activists and physicians who treat HIV/AIDS patients regarding body shape and metabolic changes associated with protease inhibitors. Efforts by Dr. David Cooper to develop a consensus case definition of the condition, which is referred to as lipodystrophy; Symptoms; Percentage of patients with lipodystrophy; Potential psychological impact; Comments from Paul MacPhee of AIDS Action Now!


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