How To Gain Weight With Hiv

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Can you gain weight being HIV+

I use to be around 170lb with a 30-31 inche waist. I got the FLU in April - May of 2002. I missed the gym for nearly 2-3 months (normally workout 4-5 days a week). Between the time I got better and Oct of 2002, I had gained a good 30 lb,...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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The first thing I would recommend is to make an appointment with your dietitian to go over your food intake and to estimate a healthy level to accomplish your goals. In this case, it is more likely to be an issue of calories than multivitamin... Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multivitamins Improve Weight Gain in HIV-Infected, Pregnant Women

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...Researchers in Spain have reported that nutritional supplements enriched with peptides and some fatty acids are helping HIV patients gain weight and improve immune function. A formula with high levels of n-3 fatty acids reversed HIV- related... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Two-Thirds of HIV-Positive People in U.S. Overweight, Obese, Study Says

...uncontrollable loss of 10% of body weight, as well as fever and diarrhea. Wasting syndrome was common among people living with HIV/AIDS when the virus was first discovered, the AP/ Times reports. According to the AP/ Times , the study's... Read more »
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