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HIV and Obesity

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HIV AND OBESE

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, etc. If your doc is... Read more »

HIV AND OBESE

I am a woman who 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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would get a thorough cardiac and renal evaluation for starters as well as get checked for diabetes. Your CD4 count seems OK for now so staying off meds until things get resolved may be OK unless you have a history of a low CD4 count (< 200) or... 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 here. You are truly ahead of your time. I haven't met many Doctors with such a great personality.Well my concern is this. I haven't had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Bill,Despite the success of "Kill Bill, Volume 1" and "Kill Bill, Volume 2," your fancy finger work will not qualify for a Kill Bill, Volume 3. In other words, your playing around is just playing around. Finger play and nipple... Read more »

Fat abdomen - truncal obesity

Hi. I have been HIV+ for 5 years. Was on HAART for 3 years. During that time, I gained a lot of fat in my abdomen. I have been off HAART for 2 years and my Tcell count is 500+, but the fat in my abdomen remains, despite a vigorous diet and...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Don't know.However, liposuction seems contraindicated for HIV-associated abdominal fat accumulation. This fat is accumulated inside the abdomen where a liposuction sucker cannot go (don't want your liver sucked out after all). But if you... Read more »
Articles
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

MEXICO CITY -- For human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with treatment-related abdominal obesity and growth hormone deficiency, receiving low-dose growth hormone resulted in improvement in fat and blood pressure measurements but... 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 Thursday at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America in San Diego,... Read more »
University of Rochester Medical Center

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

Flu Virus with Envelope Viruses dramatically increase cellular metabolism, and existing anti-obesity drugs may represent a new way to block these metabolic changes and inhibit viral infection, according to a study published today in the journal ... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

High Prevalence of Obesity, Dyslipidemia and Inflammation Seen in Behaviorally Infected Adolescent Women

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. My... Read more »