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Hiv And Weight Gain

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HIV Weight Gain

I've heard there is a treatment for weight gain due to protease inhibitors. I've gained about 30 pounds in the gut area (stomach). I've severly decreased my meals to around 750 to 900 calories daily, and I'm concerned that might...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no easy therapy for weight gain experienced in the setting of HIV treatment. Diet and exercise/physical therapy can help many (and actually can help many patients with the fobromylagia). Losing weight is a challenge in the general... Read more »

HIV, Weight Gain, and Lap Band Surgery

I've been poz for 9 years now, and while my numbers are excellent (VL-undet, CD4-1550), my... Read more »

anti-HIV drugs & weight gain

Are anti-HIV drugs Sustiva or Truvada known to cause a person to gain weight? If so, what can a... Read more »
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After 17 Years on HIV Meds, It's Still Hard to Gain Weight

Jim Delaney I started meds back in 1996. They really did a number on my body. I was never sick from HIV; I volunteered for an HIV protocol. It was a triple combo; 3TC was one the other ones did not make it past the study. One was eight pills,... Read more »
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Hot Topics: Healthy Weight Gain; Supplements; CROI 2014 Preview; Drug Holidays; and More

Hot Topics: Healthy Weight Gain; Supplements; CROI 2014 Preview; Drug Holidays; and More February 19, 2014 Visit the Forums Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Living With HIV/AIDS Mixed-Status... Read more »
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Marijuana Safety Study Completed: Weight Gain, No Safety Problems

After years of bureaucratic nightmare, a research team at the University of California has completed a safety study of smoked marijuana vs. oral dronabinol (Marinol(R), an FDA-approved oral drug with the same main active ingredient as marijuana) vs.... Read more »
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Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

Until the mid-1990s in the U.S., packing on a few extra pounds seemed like a good thing: It helped protect a person against the dangers of wasting and HIV's destructive effects on the immune system. But today, for people on potent HIV treatment,... 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 »

Weight gain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
With so much fatigue I seemed to have gained at least 50 pounds. I wonder if taking a diet supplement will do more harm than good? If not, which one? Read more »

Weight Gain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why is it so impossible for me to lose weight,I`ve been in the Wellness Program exercising for over a year and my Nutritionist placed me on a 1800 Calorie a day Diet,but my weight goes up and down,the only good thing about it is that I`m able to fit... Read more »

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 »