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Hiv Weight Loss

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HIV and weight loss

Dear DrThank you so much for this column.I am HIV+ and recently started arv's(truvada&nevaripine)in July. I am overweight(163lbs) and started with Herbal life shake to help me lose weight. Will that have any effect on my medicine?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...Hello and thanks for your post.In general, dietary supplements don't have significant interactions with HIV medications. The issue is to know what all of the ingredients in Read more »

HIV Weight Loss?

I can only pray for your advice. Please help.Two months ago, I may have had a potential exposure... Read more »

early HIV and weight loss

Is there any reason that I should be unable to gain back the weight I lost after recently... Read more »
The Body PRO

Treating HIV-Associated Weight Loss and Wasting this conference. A variety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions are useful in patients with HIV-associated weight loss and wasting. Dr. Mary Romeyn from San Francisco reported a study of oxandrolone (20 mg/day) with or without... Read more »
The Body PRO

Poster Session 42351: The Effects of Oxandralone on Body Weight and Composition in Patients with HIV-Associated Weight Loss

...age of 40 years and a mean baseline weight of 68.1 kilograms. Patients were on stable antiretroviral regimens, had documented weight loss, and had no active opportunistic infections or cancers. All patients were treated daily with 20 mg of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Changes in Body Composition Upon Weight Loss in HIV-Infected Adults

..."The nature of body-composition changes in HIV-associated weight loss is unclear," according to a recent study by US researchers. "We examined the relation between the initial percentage of body Read more »
PWA Health Group

Taking Thalidomide for HIV-Related Oral Ulcers and Weight Loss

...Introduction : birth defects, thalidomide for people with AIDS How does it work? Aphthous ulcers Thalidomide for HIV-Related Weight Loss Treating diarrhea from microsporidiosis What's the best dose? Side effects How to order A... Read more »
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Posted by Mssimone, 4 Replies
...we can't accept you because your HIV positive".. IN SHOCK I asked" what does being HIV positive have to do with me trying to lose weight?????" and she replied "Well because your on meds, and stuff like that" ----IN MORE SHOCK! I said "What do... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have a question about weight loss due to HIV: I have not experienced severe weight loss, nor normal weight loss for that matter. But I noticed that even though Read more »

not sure

Posted by Anonymous
...Could Hiv symptoms such as pale skin, weight loss, hives, and purple skin lessions come from anything else such as Hepatits Read more »

HIV and Obesity

Posted by Donna, 1 Reply
...dealing with it 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,... Read more »