|anti-HIV drugs & weight gain
Nov 2, 2005
Are anti-HIV drugs Sustiva or Truvada known to cause a person to gain weight? If so, what can a person do to reverse weight gain when taking these drugs?
Response from Dr. Henry
Many patients gain 10+ pounds during there first year on antiretroviral therapy. Precise data on weight gain on Truvada + Sustiva is not at my fingertips and response seem to vary widely from patient to patient. Most patients in my experience who use that combination experience modest weight gain that can be minimized by diet/exercise. A large now open ACTG trial (A5202) includes that combination and will focus on many metabolic issues so better data will be forthcoming. KH
Sustiva and Truvada interactions with fish oil and antioxidant
- Will Lymph Nodes Swell In Shingles?
- Why Do I Have Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis?
- What Is The Causative Agent Of Herpes?
- What Are Your Chances Of Getting Herpes If You Have Sex With Someone That Has It?
- What Are The Long And Short Term Problems With Genital Warts?
- What Are The Consequences Of Untreated Bacterial Vaginitis?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.