Ask Doctor: ART Side Effects⚕️🎗

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+263...2 Doctor: Why most pple on HIV treatment have shrinking or deforming chicks and have hardened on their legs from knee dwnwards. What cld be the coz??⚕️🎗

All drugs have side effects. One of the side effects of Anti Retroviral Therapy is something known as lipodystrophy. In this, there is a redistribution of body fat. This causes fat to be removed form the cheek bones and some other areas and fat is deposited around the waist and in the back of the neck. Lipodystrophy can also cause skin to become rough due to removal of fat from under the skin.

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