what do i do about my weight
Nov 27, 2005
Response from Dr. Young
Thank you for your post. The regimen that you're receiving is a popular one in many parts of the world.
Weight gain is not unusual to see among persons initiating HIV therapy, especially patients who start medications with very low CD4 cell counts. What you're describing is not the usual pattern, as most patients gain back the weight that was lost with AIDS-associated wasting. Sometimes we'll see usual gain in body fat (lipodystrophy), this later syndrome can be troubling for some patients after starting on medications.
Since your wieght gain is problematic for you, I'd make sure to address this issue with your doctor at your next visit.
Good luck, BY
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