|Depressed about weight loss
Dec 9, 2009
I have been living with HIV for 5years now. Started on treatment with truvada and stocrin in April this year. My husband and I live far from our family, this combo has been keeping me well but i am experiencing weight loss. We r going 2visit family now n i am afraid about how they r going to respond to my weight loss as they don't know my status. My husband is the only person who knows but he pretends like all is ok, we don't talk about my condition at all. I have always kept a positive attitude n made a decision that my family does not have to know my status. But this is not easy with the change in my appearance. I feel very stressed, please help.
Response from Dr. Henry
Significant HIV-related or drug related weight loss due to the drugs you are taking is not very common among patients doing well on Stocrine (efavirenz) and Truvada. A minority of patients still lose fat on your regimen and it is often challenging to change that since other HIV regimens do not clearly reverse such effects but there is an overall lack of data on the subject. A medical evaluation including hormone and nutrition evaluation looking for factors contributing to weight loss is recommended. KH
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