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Apr 16, 2008

does atripla make your belly swell

Response from Dr. Henry

The risk for significantly increased visceral abdominal fat from Atripla is low over the first years of treatment and that risk compares favorably to most other possible HIV regimens. Fat gain on effective HIV therapy is fairly common in the first year on treatment. The link between HIV infection and HIV treatment and fat gain is a complicated matter since fat gain is also common in the general population and can have a strong genetic as environmental (diet and exercise habits) component. KH

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