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How can I lose weight after starting HAART?

Jun 20, 2010


I was diagnosed six months ago.

I have since been on Norvir, Truvada and Reyataz.

I have been exercising almost every day since and improved my diet.

Notwithstanding, I have gained 10 kilograms in weight?

Why is this the case and what can I do about it?



Response from Mr. Vergel


Many people gain anywhere from 10 to 15 % of their starting weight when starting HAART. But I have seen a lot of people get serious about exercise and eating fewer sweets and animal fats after they gain weight, and they manage to lose it after a few months. It takes discipline, but it can be done.

Working out with weights/machines for an hour 3 times a week, plus 30 minutes a day of exercise that makes you sweat (walking fast, elliptical trainer at the gym, etc) while keeping your sweets and animal fats to a minimum should do the job. A pound loss a week is reasonable if you stick to it.

I wrote an article last year that is listed with others here at

and here is a great article about diet


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