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I Have Wasting Does That Mean I Have Aids

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face wasting without hiv meds.

Dr. Young,I am hoping you could perhaps give me an idea, i have recently started to experience significant lipoatrophy face loss from my face, especially at the top sides of my head under my hair. My cheeks do still look full, but it looks as if...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Dear Lost-sorry to hear about your situation.You do point out a common misconception-- namely that HIV medications alone cause lipodystrophy. Recent studies make it painfully clear that other factors, like age, race, gender and Read more »

AIDS wasting vs lipodystrophy

What is the difference between AIDS wasting and lipodystrophy? How can you tell the difference... Read more »

Prevalence of AIDS-associated muscle wasting

I am trying to assess the prevalence of AIDS-associated muscle wasting in the United States. Any... Read more »
Articles
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...like PCR tests, viral load tests, CD4 counts, antigen tests, etc., for diagnostic purposes, have been at extremely low risk for HIV. In fact, the people who have requested these tests the most, were often those at the least risk of infection. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Blog: AIDS Dollars Wasted on Overhead

...Washington or have been wasted on unnecessary overhead around the world," according to a Huffington Post blog . Pointing to the HIV/AIDS Save Lives First Act of 2010 , recently introduced in the Senate, the authors of the post write: "A... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Senegal Public Health Advocates Worry Country Backtracking in Progress Against HIV/AIDS, Might Waste International Aid

...Senegal, which is considered one of the African countries that has "most effectively" responded to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, is facing a "pivotal and worrying moment" as it attempts to provide education and treatment to its residents, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Audit Alleges Waste in Local AIDS Funding

...Philadelphia Health Department accrued more than $700,000 in waste, abuse and fraudulent spending in its stewardship of state HIV/AIDS money. The audit of 11 of 60 state-paid contractors doing this work found fault only with PHD, which receives... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting) Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness Read more »

aids and wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...to gain weight after losing so much. Hy husband suddenly crossed into AIDS [after 10 years no symtoms, no meds} he has begun hiv treatment, combivir, sustiva, bactrim, zithromax, and is doing much better, recovered from esphagul thrush, however,... Read more »

question on wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...does anyone know about wasting? I am still waiting to test, no appetite, and I have lost almost 10% of my bodyweight my pants are loose and people at work are Read more »