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Aug 23, 2013

I have been positive for a year now i am my same weight but have lost a lot of my Body Muscle that i have worked so hard to get my arms have goten skinny looks as if i have no muscle tissue. I have startes taking MANCORE supplements which include HGH spray will this help me regain my muscle back i just switched to Striblid a month ago please help i feeas if ppl will notice i am positive i feel like throwing my meds away

Response from Dr. Henry

It is unusual for a patient doing well on HIV meds to significantly lose muscle mass. I recommend a nutrition/endocrine assessment. Most current HIV meds do not result in muscle loss-may seem some fat loss. I have little confidence that MANCORE by itself will result in sustained clinically significant increase in muscle mass. If you have low testosterone levels then hormone replacement with exercise and protein supplements can be beneficial in some patients. KH

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