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weight loss
Aug 19, 2006

No matter how much i eat i can not put on the weight. i am hiv pos and i am taking combivir and sustiva. I am 6 foot tall and i now weigh 10 stone.

Response from Dr. Henry

The AZT in Combivir can cause fat loss so a switch to an alternative medication might help if that is an option. An evaluation of hormone and diet status might be helpful. What is the weight status of family members as clue to family genetics (are HIV- persons of the same age thin or more normal in weight?)? KH

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