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early HIV and weight loss

Is there any reason that I should be unable to gain back the weight I lost after recently contracting HIV? I don't know for sure if the weight loss is from the virus; I have not been able to eat properly because of stress. If I start eating...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You ask a great question. A key here is what you mean by "early HIV". Usually, weight lss is fairly modest until T cell counts fall substantially (i.e. to less than 300 or so). Some people do lose a few pounds early, or (perhaps) a few... Read more »

HIV & Weight Loss

Hi Nelson;Hope you are well. Your good work here is greatly appreciated. Thank you.Quick questions... Read more »

HIV and weight loss

Dear DrThank you so much for this column.I am HIV+ and recently started... Read more »
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weight loss?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
why do people with aids lose weight?? is it because of diahrea and vomitting or does the weight just come off? thanks

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Weight Loss - not really intentional

Posted by dj1979, 4 Replies
I have a question for those experienced with meds, etc. I have been on Combivir and Sustiva since late January this year. My labs are much better, CD4 up to 550 from 227, VL to undetectable (down from 11,000). I am feeling great. I started an... Read more »

Rapid Weight Loss

Posted by forgiveness1983, 1 Reply
Can someone explain to me about weight loss in ars weight loss.

In four months I have dropped a dress size without trying or dieting and I still eat normal. All my clothes are very baggy on me and usually I struggle to lose weight. Read more »

Weight loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the definition of "rapid weight loss"? What is the time frame and how much weight? Also, can stiffness in the back of the neck be a sign of infection?

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