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Fat Weight loss
Sep 12, 2001

During the past year I have lost most of the fat on my body, mainly in the face and butt areas. What can I do to regain some of the weight? I'm currently on Epivir/Viramune&Zerit.


Response from Dr. Dieterich

This can be caused by the mitochondrial toxicity of the nucleosides particularly the Zerit. Ask your MD to check your lactate level and if it is elevated then your meds should be changed. Changing the meds will likely stop it from getting worse but may not make the body resume it's normal shape. Good luck! DTD

Weight Gain
once again stress related to facial wasting??

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