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Truvada, Reyataz, Norvir and weight loss
Nov 29, 2006

I've been on this regimen for 3 weeks after being on Atripla for 30 days and rapid weight loss. I tested pos 7 mos ago. What could cost such a rapid weight loss, especially evident in the face and legs. These were not an issue before taking the meds. Thanks.

Response from Dr. Henry

Neither of those two regimens have been linked to a general tendency to rapid weight or fat loss though there seem to be a small percentage of patients who may be genetically susceptible to fat effects of certain HIV drugs. I assume that you have no active infections and have undergone nutritional/clinical/hormonal/mental health assessments? KH

Lipolysis/lipodissolve/flab jab
spacey wifty sort of recurring

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