Obesity and weight gain in HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy: What’s the harm?

The percentage of HIV-infected adults who were obese-body mass index >30 kg/m2-when they began antiretroviral therapy (ART) doubled over a 12-year period. After three years of ART, 18 percent of adults who were overweight at initiation of therapy had become obese, and 22 percent of those with a normal BMI at initiation had become overweight, raising their risk of additional health complications, according to a new study published in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

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