The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Do People Who Have Hiv Gain Weight

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

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

Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored to use for energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the layer...
Ask the Experts

Losing weight without gaining muscle weight

I want to lose weight on my inner thighs, and many people have showed me exercises to do , but i think i am just gainingmuscle on them whch will make them look even bigger. what can i do to just lose the wight off them without getting more muscle...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
IS this in any way related to HIV infection? You did not say. Exercise helps build muscle. AF... Read more »

gaining weight but HIV positive

Dear Dris it healthy for an HIV person to gain too much weight. I was size 34 and now i am size 40. im not on ARV's yet. I even startend to exersize (gym) to loose some kilo's. What could be the course of gaining too much wait?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.It's not good to be overweight. There are increased risks of heart disease, diabetes and arthritis, just to name a few of the medical consequences. One way that us medics think about what's a good weight for you... Read more »

Weight loss - not able to gain weight

Hello. Im am unable to gain weight and have lost 20lbs since I started my cocktail. Norvir, 3TC, and Zeirt. I went from 130 to 110. What should I do to gain weight. I have not lost anymore and am holding steady at 110-112. My doctor says as...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloA twenty-pound weight loss is significant. Have you discussed anabolic steroids with your physician? Have you had your testosterone level checked? Many patients with HIV related weight loss or wasting, have benefited from treatment with... Read more »

does it mean wen a person is HIV positive,there's no possibility of gaining weight

When a person is HIV positive,is there a possibility for the person to gain weight? What are the kind of food that would make an HIV patient look heathy....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
The average person who starts HIV treatment gains weight. Only those with uncontrolled HIV replication, infections, diarrhea, organ related issues, hormonal unbalance, decreased appetite or increased nausea, or who have no food access while living... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 hiv gain weight thanks Read more »

Weight Gain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed with AIDS in July of 2004 and have since been on Videx, Epivir and Kaletra. I have gained over 15 lbs. in the past couple of months and am just wanting information on what to expect from this. Is it normal to be heavy when taking... Read more »

how can i gain weight being positive

Posted by tracey, 1 Reply
help is there any thing that i can take to gain weight and keep it on? has anyone ever taken a supplement called juven? DOES IT HELP YOU GAIN WEIGHT Read more »

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 a lot of hivers claim the same condition of weight gain... Read more »