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beginning arv for wasting
Jan 19, 2004

how often do you see people beginning arv solely because they are losing lean body mass?

also, what is the success rate for reversing wasting with initiation of arv alone?

Response from Dr. Wohl

I do not think I have had anyone come in and say, I can't take this wasting, get me on some antiretrovirals. Generally, if wasting is present, the person does not feel well at all and is looking to improve the way they feel rather than just the way they look.

Once on therapy, people frequently do gain weight with lean and adipose tisse increases.

Thanks, DW



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