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Ars Weight Loss How Common

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Increased metaboism in ARS common?

Ryan, I've got a few questions here. I'm about 45 days post (unprotected inertive intercourse) exposure, neg. antibody @7 and 35 days, neg. HIV1RNA @25.The past 5 weeks or so, I've had aches, MUCH fatigue, malaise, some mouth sores,...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I can't tell you what your weight loss is related to, and it seems like you are going through a lot of anxiety trying to detect whether or not you are HIV infected based on symptoms that you may or may not be experiencing. I'd be more... Read more »

Weight Loss during ARS

Dear Doctors,Please answer this quick one. Everyone talks about weight loss during ARS, but no one... Read more »

weight loss during ARS

Dear Dr.What causes weight loss durig HIV acute retroviral syndrome, and is it just fat that is... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Bone Loss Common, Screening Advised

Several recent studies looked at low bone mineral density among people with HIV. At AIDS 2010 (abstract THPDB104), ICAAC 2010 (abstract H-226), and in the November 27, 2010, issue of AIDS , Anna Bonjoch from University Hospital German Trias in... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Is Your Testosterone Level "Normal?"

Are you depressed or fatigued? Have you lost weight for no discernable cause? Have you experienced a loss in sex drive, or in men, a loss of erectile function? Have you suffered from muscle loss or the inability to grow muscle? Low testosterone... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Treating Unintentional Weight Loss Nutrition Options: An Important Piece of the HIV Puzzle

Unintentional weight loss has long been recognized as a reason for concern in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Both studies and experience have helped us to understand that unintentional weight loss can be a signal of a potential secondary... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bone Loss More Common in HIV

People with HIV are at a greater risk of bone disease, a new study shows, though it is unclear why. Nonetheless, the findings emphasize the need to apply strategies that prevent bone demineralization and to closely monitor bone mass density in this... Read more »
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ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Loss of fat or muscle in an individual.

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Rapid Weight Loss

Posted by forgiveness1983, 1 Reply
Can someone explain to me about weight loss in ars weight loss.

In four months I have dropped a dress size without trying or dieting and I still eat normal. All my clothes are very baggy on me and usually I struggle to lose weight. Read more »

common cold vs. ars

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can the common cold be confused with ars ?

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how common it is to have ARS symptoms past 4 weeks

Posted by scared77, 2 Replies
Is it common to experience ARS symptoms past 4 weeks?

let's say a 5weeks is it common to have dizziness, slight headaches, swollen glands as if you were ceroconverting? Read more »