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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 reflect negatively...
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 Read more »

does it mean wen a person is HIV positive,there's no possibility of gaining weight

When a person is HIV positive,is there a possibility for the person to gain weight? What are the... Read more »

Daly menu plan fo an HIV positive lady to gain weight

Hello, I was wondering if you could possibly help me with providing a daily menu plan to gain... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multivitamins Improve Weight Gain in HIV-Infected, Pregnant Women

...infections, diminished dietary intake, and nutrient malabsorption. The article "Effect of Multivitamin and Vitamin A Supplements on Weight Gain During Pregnancy Among HIV-1-Infected Women" in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2002;76:... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...function and are thought to improve cognitive development as well. Both standard and enriched supplements produced significant weight gains of roughly 3 percent, mostly in the form of increased fat mass. However, the peptide-based formula... 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 »
The Body

Overweight People With HIV See Lower CD4 Gain While on HIV Medications, Study Suggests

...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, those extra pounds may no... 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
...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 Read more »

just a question?

Posted by schokoo
...just for wonder. does a person who is infected, but didnt tested yet, and dont know if he is infected or not, does he gain weight after 9 month, about 7 kilo? consider that, the person doesnt get hiv treatment or something does he still get gain... Read more »

Problematic Weight Gain

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Well, I feel odd speaking of the subject, but I have an increasing problem with my weight since going on the cocktail. My VL is 10K and TCells are 480, but my weight keeps going up. Is has become such a problem that my Dr is now increasing my... Read more »