Hiv And Muscle Loss

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Do HIV meds promote or help muscle growth?

Do HIV therapies like Atripla promote or help with muscle growth?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Good question. The effects of Atripla on muscle mass would be fairly neutral or protective (by maintaining health decreased risk for wasting which results in loss of muscleRead more »

Cancer and HIV, 25 pounds lost - mostly muscle

I have been HIV + since 1989. I started meds in 1998. I did do well on AZT and switched in 2007. ... Read more »

Is extra muscle mass needed

One reason "I was told" for using steroids was "to right" the imbalance that HIV causes between the... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...also stores 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 of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...exercise and improving your diet mayhelp with all of the symptoms of lipodystrophy. Exercise can help reduce fatgain, build muscle, and reduce elevated lipid and glucose levels. Lowering the amount of saturated fats (found in animal products)... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...also stores 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 of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...also stores 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 of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such... Read more »