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Aids Wasting And Cd4 Lymphocytes

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Wasting on current regimen?

Hello, I am a Aids diagnosed female and I have been resistant to many medications. I am currently on Truvada, Isentress and Kaletra are any of these medications prone to face wasting (my biggest fear) I have noticed that I have developed quite a...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. The regimen you are taking is not known for causing facial wasting. The protease inhibitors (Kaletra in your case) are the class of agents most closely tied in with development of abdominal lipohypertrophy Read more »

wasting hypothesis

What if wasting is caused by HIV actually infecting the muscle cells the way it infects the cd4... Read more »

facial wasting

Hi Cade,Could you please tell me if it is possible to have facial wasting without meds? I have... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...discussed below). Let me review with you some HIV tests, including when they are necessary, and when they are not necessary. CD4 Cell Counts These tests are not designed for the diagnosis of HIV, and cannot be used for that purpose. ... Read more »

Testing HIV Positive -- Do I Have AIDS?

...system, leaving the body with a weakened defense against infections and cancer. Which disease-fighting cells does HIV attack? CD4 cells are a type of white blood cell that fights infections. They are also called CD4+ T cells or CD4 T... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...historical progress made through sensible policy-making, helpful cultural practice and geographical good fortune" and might waste incoming international aid funds, according to the Times . For example, approval and implementation of an... Read more »
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 Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 Read more »

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 but the toll of illness. All that Read more »