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A 47-year-old male asked:

I weigh 118 age 47 at age 25 i was 99 pounds always been skinny. how long will it take me to gain 15-20 pounds i am 5'6 2/2013 tested hiv poz. i eat close to 2300 c a day and some times over 3000 ?

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Dr. Ashley Bone
18 years experience
It depends: This all depends on your metabolism, how many calories you take in, how many calories you expend. Weight gain/loss can also be affected by side effects of haart medications, as some cause diarrhea and I am not sure if you are taking any of those. Talking with your doctor would be important to determine whether nutritional supplements, like ensure, or medications to stimulate weight gain may help.
Last updated Apr 10, 2013

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