Herrin M, Tate JP, Akgün KM, Butt AA, Crothers K, Freiberg MS, Gibert CL, Leaf DA, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Ruser CB, Herold KC, Justice AC. Weight Gain and Incident Diabetes Among HIV-Infected Veterans Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy Compared With Uninfected Individuals. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2016 Oct 1;73(73). 228-36. PMID: 27171741 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5023454 NIHMSID: NIHMS783683.
The health implications of weight gain after antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection are not well characterized and may differ from weight gain among uninfected individuals. We use data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study to determine whether weight gain after ART has a similar association with incident type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) as weight gained among HIV-uninfected (uninfected) individuals.