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Weight Gain and HIV

Posted on May 10, 2018

Managing HIV isn't easy. On top of that, it can sometimes cause weight gain. Losing the extra weight may be challenging because of body changes, fatigue, and medication side effects.

On myHIVteam, the social network and online support group for those living with HIV, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Weight gain is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about weight gain:

I'm trying so hard to lose weight. I shouldn't have looked at the scale today, but I won't get discouraged.

I visited my clinic for a checkup and one problem is my weight. I haven't eaten fast food and have been exercising. Maybe it's a medication side effect.

I'm just feeling despondent about the weight gain that I can't get under control.

Here are some question and answer threads about weight gain:

Has anyone else had issues with weight gain and difficulties achieving meaningful weight loss?

Has anyone else experienced significant weight gain from your medication?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myHIVteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myHIVteam Member said:

I started on meds in 2000. It cause my butt to go flat, it caused man-boobs and waisting in my face and my mid section to swell like Santa Clause. My… read more

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