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Appetite Loss And Aids

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...over-the-counter, prescription, street drugs, and herbs), even if you only use them occasionally. Megace (a hormone) and Marinol (a synthetic version of marijuana) may increase appetite. Marijuana may be effective for nausea and appetite loss but is not legal or available everywhere. Nausea, vomiting, and anorexia can be particularly problematic for pregnant women who may be experiencing morning sickness because of their pregnancy. Ways to...
Ask the Experts

re: hiv/aids

Hi Dr Bob.I wrote to you a couple of weeks ago about my risk of contracting hiv over 4 years ago and then recently experiencing some symptoms so i went to get a hiv test. You said to write back to you when i got my test result.when i went for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your negative fourth generation HIV-antibody test four years after a possible exposure is definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able!I cannot diagnose the cause of Read more »

AIDS and Diabetes

My brother, a diabetic since childhood, has been diagnosed with full blown AIDS. Could you talk in general about the affects of appetite loss on one with diabetes and how that disease may complicate AIDS treatment?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Not sure that preexisting diabetes has much impact on HIV/AIDS if the HIV is kept under control. We do see people with HIV develop diabetes; frequently requiring treatment for the diabetes Read more »

non HIV/AIDS MAC

My mom is 70 yrs old with MAC. Non-smoker and no HIV/AIDS. She is taking prednezone, doxiprin, lamprene,coumadin, biaxin, myambutol and insulin for type 2 diabeties. I can not find info on MAC non-related to HIV/AIDS and about these drugs in the...
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
Several of the meds listed are used to treat MAC and addition many of the symptoms listed could be related to side effects from these meds. She needs to be evaluated by a specialist who know about these meds and their side effects. Read more »

Afraid of HIV

Dear Doctor,3 months have passed after I had sex with a prostitute. I had used a condom. During these 3 months i had pain in my lymph nodes, rashes on arms, back, stomach. I did not have fever, diarrhea, appetite loss, weight loss. The season...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...You do not provide me with any details about the level of risk for HIV transmission that was associated with your contact with the prostitute. Assuming there was some risk, this would be an ideal Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Short-Term Marijuana Use Does Not Accelerate HIV Infection, Hinder Antiretroviral Treatment, Study Says

...prescription capsule -- known as Marinol or dronabinol -- was approved by the FDA in 1985 to treat nausea, vomiting and severe appetite loss from AIDS or chemotherapy and has been available in the United States for more than 15 years. However,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Side Effects

... Acknowledgements and Credits Introduction Appetite Loss Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy Bone Death and Destruction Avascular Necrosis Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies... 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 Read more »
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my g-f has hiv-aids dont know what to do

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...hello my girl friend has full blown aids with a 't'cell count of 30 or so cells and has been in the care of doctors for a week now shes been on all the med's including 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 »

Percent of HIV symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
...severe symptoms during acute infection and a longer duration of the acute infection syndrome tend to progress more rapidly to AIDS (Vanhems 1998, Vanhems 2000, Sinicco 1993, Pedersen 1989, Keet 1993, Lindback 1994). The clinical symptoms of acute... Read more »

Lot of symptoms MEIA negative at 50 days

Posted by bxu
...to death a week ago based on symptoms: -low grade fever 12 days -joint and muscle aches -swollen lymph on the neck -nausea, appetite loss and some diarrhea.. still having symptoms Today I have tested Anti-HIV 1+2 MEIA on 50 days from exposure.... Read more »