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Men Gaining Weight Due To Hiv Medication

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...Ultrasound-assisted liposuction has been successfully used to remove fataccumulation in the back of the neck (buffalo hump). Liposuction for thispurpose has a good track record of insurance coverage when health careproviders justify it due to pain or sleep disorders. In some cases, however,the hump may return after a few months. Liposuction should not be used forremoving visceral fat in the belly, since this is a difficult and riskyprocedure....
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Significant Weight Gain - 1 year on meds

I have been taking Truvada, Norvir and Prezista for 1 year now and have had significant weight gain mostly in my stomach. In addition, I have to purchase larger bra sizes (circumference) and it feels as if I am getting "thicker". I eat very...
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 HIV+ men in general weigh less than HIV negative men, but their visceral fat is about the same. Most HIV+'s were thinner due to fat loss under the skin in the arms, legs, buttocks and under the skin of the belly, but had as much internal... Read more »

Testosterone, Judith Rabkin's studies, eugonadal, seriously underweight, depression

OK, there's a lot to to unpack in my question title!1. Here are my lab results. Poz for just about five tears now, In a couple of studies (viremic controller). http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Labs/Archive/Relationship/Q207169.html2. Depression...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...when using this hormone. Many doctors are now experienced in the use of this hormone. Since most of us are not wasting anymore due to HAART, the use of testosterone to improve weight in those who may have normal testosterone levels is as widely... Read more »

megace to gain weight

i am a healthy person weighing 80 but height 6 feet so i want to use megace to gain body weight please do tell me the way to achieve my goal
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...contraceptive for women, but the drug has now found a role as a chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of several cancers in women and men, such as cancers of the breast, uterus, and prostate. Two commonly observed side effects of Megace,... 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 telling...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...situation, if the weight gain does not respond to exercise and diet, this would suggest that the boosted PI component of your regimen is driving the belly weight gain. If so, changing the Norvir/Lexiva to the integrase inhibitor raltegravir... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...common feature of lipo. Fat deposits can show up in the stomach, the back of the neck (a "buffalo hump"), the breasts (in both men and women) or other areas. Metabolic changes can include increases in blood fats or lactic acid. Some people... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...feelings of poor self-image and low self-esteem. Somepeople may want to stop taking their HIV drugs. Others may put off treatmentdue to fear of experiencing lipodystrophy symptoms. You should talk to yourhealth care provider if you are feeling... Read more »
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Bone Health and HIV Disease

...recovery time. Bone Density Test Results Your test result is written as a T-score and Z-score . The T-score compares women and men to a "normal" healthy person of their own sex. A normal T-score, or healthy bone density, is a number above... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...their medical providers about their sexual orientation, HIV status and sexual practices. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that nearly 40% of MSM do not come out to their provider. 8 Those who are open about their... Read more »
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Atripla and weight gain

Posted by mimilove, 2 Replies
...Atripla since then. I am undetectable and my cd4 is in the 700's....don't get me wrong, I am not bothered about taking this medication...it saved my life. I just want some clarification about the weight gain. I am a beautiful 45 year old and... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed, Medication Overload!

Posted by whyyyyyy, 2 Replies
...other than my own I explore this other world with such vividness it's almost like I've gone into realm of my life in another dimension. I toss and I turn as I find myself walking through a dark alley with sounds of someones unusual footsteps... Read more »

Its been a month...

Posted by gqman119, 4 Replies
...in a pentecostal church that constantly preached against homosexuals and how they will be put in the "lake of fire" come judgment day. I home I had a dad who constantly refers to gay people as fags and puts them down. There wasn't a day he... Read more »

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 »