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Hiv And Obesity

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I tested Positive two years ago and since that time have gained almost fifty pounds since being placed on Meds, Kaletra, Videx, and Epivir. My blood pressure has gone high for the first time in my life. I am so swollen and retain so much water...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...There are many reasons for retaining water. Most are not directly related to HIV or to the meds. I do not understand how the meds "caused" such a weight gain. It is clear that the weight gain can cause BP elevations, Read more »


I am a woman who tested Positive two years ago and since that time have gained almost fifty pounds... Read more »

Obesity, HIV concerns

Hi Dr. Bob,You are the best doctor! I think its so great you have such a charming and caring style... Read more »
American Medical Association

Growth Hormone Treatment for HIV-Related Abdominal Obesity Improves Abdominal Fat and Other Cardiovascular Measures, but May be Limited by Effects on Glucose

...blood pressure measurements but worsened glucose levels, according to a study in the August 6 issue of JAMA , a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. Steven Grinspoon, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, presented the findings of the study at a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... About two-thirds of HIV-positive people in the U.S. might be overweight or obese, "mirroring" the total U.S. population, according to a study released Read more »
University of Rochester Medical Center

Existing Anti-Obesity Drugs May Be Effective Against Flu, Hepatitis and HIV

...converted into fatty acids, the lipid building blocks of human hormones and cell membranes. Many viruses, including influenza, HIV and hepatitis, use those same fatty acids to build instead their viral envelopes, outer coatings that help them... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Obesity a Deadly Spinoff of AIDS Epidemic in Africa

...treatment has caused obesity rates to skyrocket. She noted that much of the obesity problem reflects a lack of education about HIV/AIDS. "You can actually be very well for a long time without dropping weight," she said. "It is only in the... Read more »
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HIV and Obesity

Posted by Donna, 1 Reply
...pretty well, my biggest health challenge is being overweight, there is so much information about preventing weight loss and HIV but not much about promoting healthy weight loss when its needed, and HIV.That is what I am all about, finding a... Read more »

Know someone who died of PML/Liver Failure?

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Hey guys, Just recently, a number of people I know who have been HIV+ for more than 20 years have died of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy(PML) and liver failure. I wonder if anyone else Read more »

Forgiving myself and moving on...

Posted by polymath, 5 Replies
... When I tell those closest to me this, they don't buy it. They think I should just stop regretting and start living. The HIV prevents me from even TRYING to have a romantic relationship because I just feel like when someone begins to get close... Read more »

Religion - HIV - GAY

Posted by Anonymous, 18 Replies
...To those of you who are church-goers, how do you deal with the negativity of churches - especially when you are both gay and HIV? I am having some trouble with this, so any thoughts would be appreciated..... :) Read more »