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Atripla And Fat Around My Chin

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I have been on atripla for 5 years now and I have gained about 60lb from the 120lb I used to weigh. The past eight months I have noticed that I have excess fat behind my chin. I dont take photos anymore because i hate the double chin. I am not...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fat gain with many effective HIV regimens is seen for many patients after starting treatment typically in the 5-10 pound range over first 1-2 years. Extreme increases are seen occasionally though that has not been a feature of treatment with... Read more »

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