HIV-positive people getting heavier

HIV-positive people getting heavier

By Brian Vastag, 15:57 PM April 15, 2008

From San Diego, at a meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Exaggerated weight loss—wasting—used to be a hallmark of HIV infection. With the success of new medicines, however, that appears to be changing. In two hospitals, at least, people with HIV are becoming overweight or obese at the same rate as the U.S. population in general.

A survey of 663 HIV-infected patients at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., found that 63 ...

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