Tag Archives: Gain

Weight gain on HIV treatment: drug combinations, not single drugs, need to be focus of quest for cause

Weight gain after starting antiretroviral treatment probably has multiple causes but appears strongly linked to specific drugs, and to combinations of drugs, Dr Andrew Hill of the University of Liverpool told the 17th European AIDS Conference in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday. He highlighted some of the problems with the ways in which the phenomenon has… Read More »

ADVANCE study shows high frequency of major weight gain in women receiving dolutegravir with TAF

Metabolic syndrome – including obesity – developed significantly more frequently in people who received dolutegravir, tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) and emtricitabine compared to other regimens in the South African ADVANCE study, Michelle Moorhouse reported on Thursday at the 17th European AIDS Conference in Basel, Switzerland. Furthermore, updated follow-up from the study showed that close to 60%… Read More »

Weight gain on HIV treatment: more common with newer drugs, low CD4 counts

Weight gain after starting antiretroviral treatment is not exclusive to dolutegravir-based treatment, but appears to be associated with newer, better tolerated drugs, a large meta-analysis of randomised trials published this month in Clinical Infectious Diseases has found. People with low CD4 counts were at much greater risk of large weight increases after starting treatment, the… Read More »

Science Says Scrolling Your Smartphone 5 Hours A Day Leads To Weight Gain

Sneaking a scroll of your Insta-feed simultaneously throughout the day in between alternating between your emails and apps? Between checking our social stats, sussing out the weather, stalking an ex, reading up on Mercury retrograde and scouring the internet for a dinner recipe, it seems near impossible to not somehow revert to our smartphone every… Read More »