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reversing wasting
Aug 7, 2009

I have started wasting 2006 , I stopped the treatment then , my doctor put me in truvada in 2007 it did help my butt was getting smaller byday, I started my personal diet trying to gain wait but still I could'nt put the weight in right places like my butt and legs , and 2 months ago I started Nandrolene deca with protein suplements and herbs, for the 1st time in 3yrs wasting battle my butt is gaining some muscle and fat I am on better shape now.

Lungie South Africa

Response from Dr. Henry

Androgenic steroids with protein/exercise can increase muscle mass but usually don't increase fat loss and in fact can worsen fat loss. Many current,effective HIV regimens contribute little to muscle wasting and actually can stabilize or protect body mass. Some (often with drugs like D4T or AZT) can contribute to fat loss whereas many of the newer regimens don't seem to aggravate and can often stabilize or reverse fat loss in some cases (abacavir or tenofovir containing regimens). KH

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