HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy) has changed the face of HIV/AIDS. Successful treatment now allows millions of infected people to keep the virus in check – even undetectable – and lead healthy lives.

But as with all medications, it can come with side effects. In some people, weight gain is one of them. 

Recent studies show that 1 in 6 people who start HIV medications gain at least 10% in body weight in 1-2 years. Why this happens is still somewhat of a mystery. 

If you’re underweight when you’re diagnosed, the gain can be welcome and a milestone on the road to what’s called…


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