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Steroid Treatment For Wasting Syndrome

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AIDS InfoNet

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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Social Effects of Steroid Treatment

I recently went on an online dating service looking at men in my age range (40-60), and I noticed something striking: nearly all of the men with really muscular bodies listed their status as positive.I was in my 20's when steroids treatments for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You really think that steroid use is "fueling the epidemic" and that physicians who limit the use of these potent agents to those who have a documented indication for their use are "creating a perverse incentive"??? YIKES!!! No doubt you do... Read more »

Wasting, disease...

How much wasting and disease which AIDS patients experience is caused by the medications they take?
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
There are many statistics that are not gathered and this is one of those situations. When you talk about "wasting" as a loss of lean tissues, it is likely that the wasting experienced is less of a direct effect of the medications and more of an... Read more »

New drug for Aids Wasting Disease

I would like to learn more about Serono's new drug, Serostim. How does it differfrom the growth hormones on the market now and what are it's advantages over them? Is it reimbursable? Is it readily available? What clinicals are out there?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Somatotropin (Serostim) is recombinant human growth hormone, which was just approved by the FDA. It is generally given by subcutaneous injection at a dose of 4 to 6 mg per day for 12 weeks, depending on body weight. It is generally well-tolerated,... Read more »

malabsorbtion of medication & wasting disease

My brother has full blown aids. First diagnosed 12 years ago. Has had crypto, shingles & diseased gall bladder removed. Currently being treated in Louisiana. However, his doctor has advised that the medications are not being absorbed by by brothers...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You did not say what he was taking, and it did not sound like diarrhea was a big problem and because he is eating taking pills is not a problem either. First I would make sure that the medicines he is receiving are still effective and that he has... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? Some people who start... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...Pneumonia, recurrent Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Salmonella septicemia, recurrent Toxoplasmosis of brain Wasting syndrome due to HIV Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Composition Tests

...Repeated measurements can be helpful in monitoring body shape changes associated with lipodystrophy (see Fact Sheet 553 ) or with wasting syndrome (see Fact Sheet 519 ). Some of these measurements are used to determine if someone is... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »

Treatment for facial wasting CMS

Posted by dickspoz
CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services closed a public comment period on the treatment for facial wasting a couple of months ago. All the comments I read were heavy in favor of providing reimbursement, however, I have not been able to find... Read more »

Treatment for facial wasting CMS

Posted by dickspoz
CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services closed a public comment period on the treatment for facial wasting a couple of months ago. All the comments I read were heavy in favor of providing reimbursement, however, I have not been able to find... Read more »