Cross-sectional and longitudinal evaluation of body composition in men with HIV infection.

  title={Cross-sectional and longitudinal evaluation of body composition in men with HIV infection.},
  author={Kathleen Mulligan and Viva W. Tai and Morris Schambelan},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association},
  volume={15 1},
Body wasting is an increasingly prevalent AIDS-defining condition and an independent risk factor for mortality in patients infected with HIV. Largely on the basis of studies conducted early in the epidemic, HIV-associated wasting has been assumed to feature a disproportionate loss of lean tissue. We report the results obtained from cross-sectional and longitudinal studies that differ from these earlier observations. In a cross-sectional analysis, weight and body composition determined by dual… CONTINUE READING


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