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Weight Gain
Jun 11, 2008

I have been on Truvada and Viramune since October 2005. During that time I have put on nearly 40 lbs. Do these drugs cause weight gain?

Response from Dr. Henry

Effective HIV therapy (no matter which regimen) often results in weight gain over the first year (mostly fat) typically in the range of 5-10 pounds. Your current HIV regimen would be viewed as fairly fat friendly or neutral compared to many other regimens so would be unlikely to be directly responsible for a 40 pound weight gain. KH

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