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Fat Gains After Starting HIV Treatment Associated With High Viral Loads

    "Regardless of the regimen that you look at, the fat gains were so much more, if you start with very high viral load."
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    People who started in the high viral load strata gained two or three times the amount of fat than people who started in the lower viral load strata.
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    HIV replication does alter metabolism; it is possible that high viral replication makes the body think that it is starving.
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