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Gaining Weight On Atripla

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How can I gain weight whilst on Atripla?

I have been 45kgs since I have been 17yrs old, I have had two boys who are 13 & 12yrs old prior to me being positive. I am still 45kgs 9years after being diagnosed positive. I only had to start meds in 2009 February and my labs are 1328CD4 and...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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Program for Wellness Restoration
Is there any reason beyond cosmetic issues that compel you to want to gain weight? It seems that HIV has not been the cause of your low weight and that you have been thin for most of your life.If you are a person who has a very active life, you will... Read more »

Weight Gain with Atripla?

I was wondering if it is common to have weight gain when taking Atripla? I have heard it slows the... Read more »

weight gain on atripla

I was diagnosed in June of 2012. My VL was just over 1M and my cd4 was 187. I started taking... Read more »

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Short-Term Weight Gain Associated With Increase in CVD and Diabetes Post-ART in HIV Cohort

A significant gain in weight, which commonly occurs shortly after individuals start their first antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen, could increase the risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes in people with HIV, according to an... Read more »
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After 17 Years on HIV Meds, It's Still Hard to Gain Weight

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

Atripla & Weight Gain

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
I've searched the forums and found posts dealing with the wild dreams, excessive nausea and irritating itching brought on by Atripla. However, I have not been able to find any posts on what folks have done to combat the additional weight gain... Read more »

gaining weight

Posted by still_here, 1 Reply
seems the higher my numbers get, the more weight i gain. last year at this time i weighed 114lbs... my CD4 was hovering around the 400 mark with a VL undetectable. now, a year later, my CD4 is 723, VL undetectable 47% and i have gained 34lbs. i've... 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 »