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Can I Lose Weight If I Have Hiv

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losing weight with hiv

does everyone with hiv loose weight is there meds you can take to gain your weight back what can you do to stop loosing weight
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Weight loss in HIV has a number of different causes and is most typically associated with advancing disease and CD4 decline. Treating HIV Read more »

taking steroids when I am hiv

Hello,I am a 44 years old man living with hiv. I just found out a few months ago. I went to the... Read more »

Am I the only hiv+ person who wants to lose weight??

I am constantly hearing about wasting, but I'm on the other end of the spectrum. I am about 60... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS able to be absolutely confident of the results, it seemed that the two groups responded pretty much the same. The average weight loss we got was about 15 pounds. The changes in an HIV-positive and in an HIV-negative person were really pretty... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Fish Farms Increase Incomes, Improve Diets of Families Affected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Review Says

... Small fish farms in Malawi have helped 1,200 impoverished families affected by HIV/AIDS in rural areas of the country increase their incomes and improve their diets, according to a project review released Monday, Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women to figure out what's happening. Many of us are praised and told we look great when we lose weight, but much HIV-related weight loss is often a loss of muscle. Reduced muscle mass can be a sign of wasting, which is linked to faster disease... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...your body weight. Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. They keep your cells working properly, but will not prevent weight loss. Good nutrition can be a problem for many people with HIV. When your body fights any infection, it uses more... Read more »
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Posted by MACKD413, 1 Reply
...My doctor told me the reason that I was losing weight was because of my hiv. Now that I am on meds, will the weight come back? Sick and tired of people asking me "have you lost weight." Read more »


Posted by Mssimone, 4 Replies
...we can't accept you because your HIV positive".. IN SHOCK I asked" what does being HIV positive have to do with me trying to lose weight?????" and she replied "Well because your on meds, and stuff like that" ----IN MORE SHOCK! I said "What do... Read more »

Weight gain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...With so much fatigue I seemed to have gained at least 50 pounds. I wonder if taking a diet supplement will do more harm than good? If not, which one? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why is losing weight a sympton for early hiv?? how does it make you lose weight can someone please tell me im scared that i might be hiv positive Read more »