|Truvada/Kaletra and gynecomastia or fat?
May 12, 2013
Hey I was on Truvada/Kaletra 3 times for PEP and I gained a lot of weight. The weight was mainly around my hips and chest/pectorals.
My question is the fat around my nipples gynecomastia? or is it just fat that will go away with enough exercise?
Thank you for your response.
| Response from Dr. Henry
It would be very unusual to develop significant lipodystrophy (fat gain) after 3 months of intermittent Truvada/Kaletra for post exposure prophylaxis. Significant weight gain is rarely seen after just 3 months of Truvada/Kaletra when used for HIV infection and generally would stabilize and then diminish if treatment were stopped. Exercise/diet is often but not always helpful at producing meaningful fat reduction over a short period of time (ie 6 months). KH
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