HIV Meds And Weight Gain

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HIV meds and weight gain

I noticed one of the side effects of my HIV meds is the way fat is distributed throughout my body. I have never had a problem with belly fat, and I also never had breasts until I started the meds, Is there a medicine out there that will not affect...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Patients starting HIVmeds typically might gain 10-15 pounds the first year. Some of that is regaining ordinary weight but then extra fat may begin developing Read more »

meds and weight gain

Is there any diet pills out there that do not interact with hiv meds.....I need help loosing weight... Read more »

gaining weight and anxiety with sustiva

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Test Positive Aware Network

The Next Generation of Human Growth Hormone

...was the protease inhibitors, but I don't think it's that simple any more." These days, the trend is to distinguish between weight gain and weight loss as separate and distinct conditions. Weight loss in the butt, legs, arms, and cheeks is called... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

...likely to develop these changes than they were in the past. It may be that if people are really careful about trying to prevent weight gain and eating very healthily at the time they start their antivirals, they may be much less likely to get it.... Read more »
The Body

Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

...people on potent HIV treatment, those extra pounds may no longer help -- in fact, they may reduce the immune benefits of HIVmeds, a new study suggests. In this interview, Nancy Crum-Cianflone, M.D., M.P.H., the study's lead author, explains... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
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Atripla and weight gain

Posted by mimilove, 2 Replies
...I have been reading a lot of posts about Atripla and weight gain and the same info keeps coming back that Atripla does not cause weight gain. Well, I feel this is false information because Read more »

Problematic Weight Gain

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Well, I feel odd speaking of the subject, but I have an increasing problem with my weight since going on the cocktail. My VL is 10K and TCells are 480, but my weight keeps going up. Is has become such a problem that my Dr is now increasing my... Read more »

Have you experienced weight gain on Seroquel?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...weight around and would prefer the symptoms to the cure if necessary to shed these unwanted pounds. Has anyone else experienced weight gain with Seroquel? Cheers from Sunny LA ScotCharles Read more »

is there anything i can do to gain weight with hiv

Posted by tracey, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever heard of juven, does it help people like us with hivgain weight thanks Read more »
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