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Gaining Weight While Having Hiv

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weight gain and hiv

how do i gain weight when not on any hiv drugs, do i need to do endurance execises?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...You may want to read this recent post:http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Nutrition/Current/Q209289.htmlnelson vergel Read more »

Can you gain weight being HIV+

I use to be around 170lb with a 30-31 inche waist. I got the FLU in April - May of 2002. I... Read more »

Weight Gain in Cancer & HIV Patients.

I've noticed that there have been several others who have asked the question of how to gain/regain... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multivitamins Improve Weight Gain in HIV-Infected, Pregnant Women

...More than 13 million women of childbearing age are infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Infected pregnant women are at serious risk for low-birth-weight infants or preterm delivery. As HIV infection Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS and HIV Therapy: Nutritional Supplements Can Help Patients Gain Weight, Raise CD4 Counts

...Researchers in Spain have reported that nutritional supplements enriched with peptides and some fatty acids are helping HIV patients gain weight and improve immune function. A formula with high levels of n-3 fatty acids reversed HIV- related... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Two-Thirds of HIV-Positive People in U.S. Overweight, Obese, Study Says

...Reaction Some experts said there could be psychological reasons for the weight gain and that some HIV-positive people might be gaining weight to avoid wasting syndrome. In addition, HIV-positive people are living longer and might be prone to... Read more »
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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 »

Atripla and weight gain

Posted by mimilove, 2 Replies
...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 with Atripla....I have been diagnosed in 2007 and have been on Atripla... Read more »

weight

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...not experienced severe weight loss, nor normal weight loss for that matter. But I noticed that even though I eat a lot I'm not gaining weight. Could this be due to HIV? Or an increased metabolism due to HIV? Read more »

Have you experienced weight gain on Seroquel?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...My doctor has prescribed 1/4 mg of Seroquel five times a day to control some of the symptoms of my HIV Associated Dementia. Since I've started taking Seroquel my weight has jumped by 20 pounds. I am too vain to carry this much Read more »