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June 21, 2023 30 mins

Bruce is joined by Dr. Daniel Lee, who discuss HIV-associated weight changes – both gaining and losing weight. First, they examine weight gain in those with HIV and how it can accelerate aging as well as contribute to other diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes. They also discuss losing weight with HIV, although HIV-related weight loss is not as common today as it was in the early days of the HIV epidemic. They emphasize the importance of a healthy diet and maintaining physical activity for people with HIV, especially for those who reduced their activity levels because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

About Dr. Daniel Lee:

Daniel Lee, MD, AAHIVS, is a clinical professor of medicine at UC San Diego Owen Clinic. He is an HIV primary care provider who has been caring for people with HIV for nearly 25 years. He's also the clinical director for the Pacific AIDS Education Training Center HIV Learning Network, and the Founder and Director of the Owen Lipid/Lipodystrophy Clinic, which is a subspecialty clinic focused on managing metabolic complications of antiretroviral therapy. 

Resources: 

CDC Healthy Living with HIV 

POZ Magazine: Weight Gain and HIV 

NAM: Weight Gain and HIV Treatment 

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