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I Have Loss Of Appetite Does That Mean I Have Aids

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Loss of Appetite

I recently started taking meds for HIV (Sustiva and Epzicom) and my appetite has decreased. Is there anything I can do to get my appetite back and to gain weight?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Gi complaints including fullness or loss of appetite are fairly common initially with the regimen you are taking. I often would check to make sure your hormone levels (thyroid and testosterone) are OK. A review of your medical status my your HIV... Read more »

LOSS OF APPETITE

MY 68YRS OLD MOTHER DIAGNOSED BEING HIV+ 2000 HAS LOST A LOT A WEIGHT SHE HAS NO APPETITE LOOKS LIKE A WALKING CORPSE SHE WAS A 280 5"0 WHO NOW IS ABOUT 135LBS IF THAT HOW CAN HER APPETITE COME BACK AND GAIN WEIGHT AGAIN?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
There are many causes for lost of appetite. Depression, medications, illness, lack of taste, and others can cause this problem.Have her talk to her doctor to ensure that she is not suffering from depression or to see if there is no underlying cause... Read more »

CNV a factor in low appetite/loss of taste?

I'm a psychologist working w/ a patient w/ HIV and Hep C, vl undetectable, CD4 in 800 range, c/o no appetite and loss of taste. Endoscopy and colonoscopy normal, MRI of his head WNL. On Atriply and fully compliant. He was given info by someone...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I don't know why this person would have a decline in taste or appetite by this history alone. I don't know of an association with HCV. There are no recorded side effects like these attributable to Atripla that I know of. However, I would... Read more »

Loss of appetite

I began atripila march 8/07. I was always thin at 5'9" 1501bs now on 4/10 lost I'm 138, ( very visible. with loss of appetite. Doc. says normal. What can do to increase appetite other than pot ( educator) Help. what are other causes....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many patients gain weight the first year they are on treatment so your experience is interesting and somewhat perplexing. Efavirenz and less often tenofovir seem to decrease appetite in a small sunset of patients. Marinol can be used to stimulate... Read more »
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LOss of appetite

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have an extreme loss of appetite but my counts are good. I HAve no energy and am depressed! Any suggestions? Thanks! Read more »

does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
Epitope-Enhanced Conserved HIV-1 Peptide Protects HLA-A2-Transgenic Mice Against Virus Expressing HIV-1 Antigen
Takahiro Okazaki1,*, C. David Pendleton*, Franois Lemonnier and Jay A. Berzofsky2,*
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What do you mean I'm NEGATIVE ? !!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, my name is Steve and I've just tested negative at eleven weeks. I'd like to share my story because its very similar to some of the others that have appeared here. Sorry its a long story, but its consumed my whole life for the past (nearly)... Read more »

tonsil loss

Posted by worried22yo, 2 Replies
hey sorry for posting so much--has anyone ever heard of HIV causing tonsil loss and if so how much of a bad sign is this??





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