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HIV and Lipodystrophy

Key PointsLipodystrophy refers to the changes in body fat that affect some people with HIV. Lipodystrophy can include buildup or loss of body fat.A person with HIV can have fat loss or fat buildup or both. Whether the changes are noticeable or not de...

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Advocare and HIV meds

I was recently diagnosed with HIV and was just placed on medications. I am on the Dolutegravir (Tivicay). I was told not to take herbal supplements "like" St. John's Wort or Echinecea. I have done lots of research and cannot find a problem with other...

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I am desperate with this massive weight gain

hi there, I was diagnosed with full blown AIDS and was very sick in 2012 and was started on atripla, last year I was changed to odefsey...within months of starting the atripla I greatly reduced my viral load and was undetectable. I'm now 40 and my ma...

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Is Metformin Important for People with HIV?

Nelson, I am seeing more reports on Metformin as an anti-aging drug with benefits beyond those for diabetes. Could you expand on this? Have you taken it?

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How can I gain weight while on ARVs?

How can i gain weight i started arv streatment during pregnancy which is last year my cd4 is 1009 after delivery i continued with the treatment

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Weight loss and growing breast

Hi Dr I've been taking alluvia,zivodine and lamavidine for 1 and half year, everything was ohk at first later last year I've notice that I'm losing weight and I'm breast r getting bigger than before Please advice me Dr I'm scared

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Weight Loss

Hi Dr. Henry, I'm sure you get tons of emails on a daily basis but I do like how you respond to us. Thank You for treating us like we are people!!! It is greatly appreciated... Now that I've said that, I have been having complications with my HIV med...

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Egrifta and Serostim

Nelson, We met several times when I lived in Houston. I live in ATL now. I have been HIV+ since 1985 and 52yo currently and never any problems except for Zerit side effects until now. Have been on Atripla for maybe 10 yrs. Last few months I was diagn...

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My viraday and belly fat

Dear Nelson: Thank you for taking the time and reading my post. I hope you can help me out. I was diagnosed positive in March and was placed on viraday. My last lab results were as follows: vl dropped to 97 and cd4 increased to 624. This is beginnin...

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Viraday and Belly fat

Dear Dr., Thank you for taking the time and reading my post. I hope you can help me out. I was diagnosed positive in March and was placed on viraday. My last lab results were as follows: vl dropped to 97 and cd4 increased to 624. This is beginning a...