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Weight Gain with Atripla?
Mar 28, 2008

I was wondering if it is common to have weight gain when taking Atripla? I have heard it slows the metabolism down. Is this true?

Response from Dr. Henry

Many patients gain 5-10 pounds of weight during their first year on HIV treatment often independent of the particular regimen. That is often mostly fat as a hyper metabolic state induced by uncontrolled HIV infections down shifts so calories are not expended as rapidly. During subsequent years the amount and distribution of body fat can vary between different regimens (ie if taking D4T often lose fat while on tenofovir remains stable) with wide differences from person to person. KH

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