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How Does The Diet Change With Hiv

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Metabolic Problems Treatments Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the...
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Changes in Body Chemistry/Diet

I have been HIV+ for the past 14 years, on meds (epivir, zerit and viramune) for the past 6, all of which I have remained asymptomatic. Over the last two years, however, I've noticed dramatic changes in my body chemistry and my body's...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
Your story is a little unusual. Some people with HIV infection have changes in their bowel pattern or sensitivity to foods; the intestinal tract seems to be sensitized in general. These kinds of symptoms were much more common in the old days, before... Read more »

weight gain from diet versus HIV

I'm 60, been on Lexiva, Norvir and Truvada for almost 8 months with good results. I have also experience belly weight gain which I am embarassed to admit is probably due to reduced gym time and overeating. I'm curious if there is means of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There really is no reliable means to tell between normal age-related body shape changes versus those associated with HIV or HAART. There is an overlap between the changes associated with aging and HIV medication-related side effects. However, it... Read more »

HIV meds and your diet

Does the hiv meds effect the way your body digest food?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
That is a good question that has no clear answer.Some studies show that HIV related inflammation can possibly affect the integrity of the intestinal mucosa, but we have no data on what happens after long term undetectable HIV viral load. Some other... Read more »

HIV changes HELP

I am in my mid 40's and I have had hiv for 5 years. I currently take sustiva, epzicom for the HIV and lipitor for hyperlipidemia. I was switched last fall to epzicom because of lipodystrophy in my face (some in my lower buttwhich my doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your available options depend on many individual factors. Usually your HIV specialist is the best person to advice you about any further changes in your HIV regimen and interventions for other complications. Exercise, diet, hormone evaluation... Read more »
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Hiv test rules may change

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I heard that they may change testing guidlines to only include rare cases of blood transmittions. That hiv rates are very low and that thet tesing company is being sued by several people in a class action suite for false claims.

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Changing my mind about hiv..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey all I have not been visiting this board or a while causes I am now a member of HEAL San Diego and I find it very helpfull. The folks there are very knowledgeable and supportive and they don't judge you like many on this board. Open your minds I... Read more »

Would you take 15 minutes to help change the life of another HIV positive individual?

Posted by adamneedsupport, 1 Reply
Hello everyone, my name is Adam and I am a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate trying to finish his dissertation. This is the last step I need to complete before receiving my degree. I have been HIV positive since the age of 16 and have struggled... Read more »

Would you take 15 minutes to help change the life of another HIV positive individual?

Posted by adamneedsupport, 1 Reply
Hello everyone, my name is Adam and I am a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate trying to finish his dissertation. This is the last step I need to complete before receiving my degree. I have been HIV positive since the age of 16 and have struggled... Read more »