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did hiv+ person will gain weight

Jan 26, 2012

Hi sir,i had sex with sex worker her hiv status is unkown it was about 3minutes in 2009 .unfortunately after completion of sex she infomed tat in b/w condom got broken..i puton wait from 57 to 62 kgs till date.I never thought of hiv but when browsing some sites i read tomany broken condom storeis and got worried.the only one point which i am confident is i didn't get fever till date and my weight puton 5 there need to go for hiv test.or no need pl suggest me i am scared.

Response from Dr. Wohl

HIV, when advanced, is associated with weight loss not gain. The weight gain or fat changes you may have read about occur in those on certain HIV medications. You should get tested as part of good health maintenance as you apparently have risk factors for HIV and have not been recently tested. DW

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