Many people with HIV have Hard Belly
When HIV is under control, you can focus on healthy aging and managing issues that may get in the way. For many people with HIV, one of those issues is having Hard Belly.
Hard Belly is a different kind of fat and it can have many different names, such as excess hard abdominal fat, hard belly fat, lipodystrophy, visceral adipose tissue, visceral adiposity, etc. But no matter what it’s called, Hard Belly is not “regular” fat.
Unlike regular fat, which sits just under your skin, hard belly fat is found deeper and surrounds organs. Hard Belly may be hard to recognize during a routine exam with your healthcare provider. But body measurements can help.
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