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HIV & Weight Loss

Solutions to Combat HIV Weight Loss


Updated July 01, 2007

Weight loss is a common problem in HIV and AIDS. Unless you are actively trying to lose weight by exercising and dieting, weight loss is a serious problem. Here are some quick tips on how to handle weight loss.
  • Know your body! Weigh yourself once per week. If you notice a weight loss, contact your physician.

  • Consult your doctor or nutritionist regarding high protein supplements such as Ensure or Boost.

  • Eat foods high in protein and calories. Examples include milk shakes, peanut butter, fish and cheeses.
    Important Note! - Be careful to limit your fat intake, especially if you have high cholesterol or diarrhea.

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