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11 Dec 2012

Duromines and ARV''s
I am currently on ARV''s for about a year. I had been HIV Positive for 10 years. I am living well and healthy. My problem is i am picking up a lot of weight for the past 6 months, i tried to cut all the fats and sugars but my weight is not decreasing. I drink lots of water and eats fruits, veggies and healthy meals. I am now starting to think the weight might be caused by the arv''s. I am not sure how to handle it, and it really upsets me off late. I just need to know is it possible to take Duromines for weight loss while on hiv meds. I am really desperate. I never had any side effects, my concern is im wondering if the duromines can have any negative effect on my immune system. PLs advice.
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01 Jan 0001

Not really my area of expertise, M, try our HIV forum and our GP, Netdoc. Work with someone who actually understands HIV and the effecits of ARVs to be sure of the likely causes of this weight gain, rather than turning to a much less useful method like Duromine.
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