HIV/AIDS Glossary

Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT)

Synonym(s): Intra-Abdominal Fat, Visceral Fat

Fat tissue located deep in the abdomen and around internal organs. The distribution of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) may be affected by HIV infection or the use of some antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.

Related Term(s): Lipodystrophy Syndrome

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