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How Can I Help My Friend With AIDS Wasting Syndrome

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Wasting Syndrome

What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness and fever. Wasting is linked to disease progression and death. Losing just 5% of body weight can have the same negative effects. Wasting is still a problem for people with AIDS, even people whose...
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Reversing AIDS wasting???

I have a friend that was diagnosed with AIDS 4 months ago after developing streccosus pnuemonia. He also had diarrea for at least 3 months before this diagnosis He is now on truvada, prezista, & norvir. Before he got so sick he was 6'4 and 170...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
First of all, make sure he is eating and that his diarrhea is under control. For his diarrhea, has he tried Flagyl or other broad range agent? For food intake, I definitely like Juven since it is a light supplements with good amino acids. I also... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I totally disagree with your doctor. I have discussed the "Swiss Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has... Read more »

Vitamin C and its effects

Hi,I would like to inquire about the intake of the daily supplement of Vitamin C and its effect on the HIV virus.Recently, I read an article from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center entitled "High Levels of Vitamin C Prove Toxic to HIV"....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...known as cachexia -- was a prominent feature of AIDS in the early years of the epidemic; even today, AIDS is referred to as "slim disease" in Africa. Experts define wasting as involuntary or unwanted loss of 10% or more of body weight. As Steven... Read more »

so is this all rubbish as well??? should we just dismis it??? (TETRASILVER TETROXIDE 2008) (THE CURE FOR AIDS)

so tell me boss...should we all just dismis this as well??? I mean it wasn't world-wide news so it must be FALSE yeah????http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?wo=2003043537&IA=WO2003043537&DISPLAY=DESC(WO/2003/043537) IMPROVEMENTS IN CURING AIDS WITH...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for exactly that reason. However, you and I may be defining "loss" somewhat differently! Dr. Bob unproven (Aug 23, 2006) My friend knows a doctor who performs collidial silver injections. I was shown the results on a few patients who had low cd4s... Read more »
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The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, March 29, 2010

...(atorvastatin). My triglycerides are over 1,000, my glucose is up and my liver function is up. Should my doctors change my meds?   How Can I Help My Friend With AIDS Wasting Syndrome? I have a friend who was diagnosed with advanced HIV... Read more »
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The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...also be helpful to seek the support of other HIV-positive women through support groups or peer counseling. Social support from friends and family has been found to help HIV-positive people avoid depression or cope better with it. Members of a... Read more »
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Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »

just found out about it?

Posted by Anonymous, 17 Replies
...course I know how.But, just denying that it has happen to me and wondering to myself ,what is going to happen to family and friends when they find out.As i started to cry and think about it.Why should I worry about that, if they love me they... Read more »