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Mar 14, 2008

my friend is taking arv since 2006.nowdays his stomach is swelling as if there is gas inside. due to this he is not eating well. his weight is detoriating suffering from so many acne. i want to help him what should i do?

Response from Dr. Henry

Some HIV meds are linked to increased intra-abdominal fat while a range of HIV-linked and unlinked conditions can cause stomach/gas problems so the possible explanations are many. A good evaluation by his HIV specialist and/or a gastroenterologist can often help make a diagnosis and lead to a helpful intervention. KH

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