Body mass index (BMI) is an important anthropometric parameter in clinical medicine. In the patients with metabolic syndrome,
the abnormal BMI is commonly seen. The overweight and obesity is an important health problem that is observed around the world
in the present day. Nevertheless, the overweight and obesity might be a forgotten problem in some specific groups of patients.
Here, is the authors’ reports on the observation of BMI among 542 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients in our
medical center. Of interest, there is a high incidence of overweight and obesity among our patients. The problem of overweight
and obesity is rarely mentioned in HIV medicine. Due to the good antiretroviral therapy in control of HIV, the awareness of the
problem among the HIV infected patients is required in the present day