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Appetite Stimulants For Hiv Patients

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appetite enhancer for a cancer patient

Hello. I know 2 people who are struggling to maintain their weight because of their fight with cancer. Neither have an appetite and they are both losing their taste buds. Can you reccomend prescription or alternative methods to enhance appetite and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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There are a couple of products that are FDA-approved and work well for anorexia in HIV/AIDS patients-- they also work well in patients with cancer. Megestrol (Megase) is a steroid (usually elixir) and dronnabinol (Marinol) the active molecule in... 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... Read more »

Something to stimulate your appetite.....

I,m concern about my eating ,somedays I can eat and others I don,t have any appetite .I,m looking... Read more »
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Appetite Loss

Managing Gut Symptoms HIV & You Appetite Loss And, of course, many of the medicationsused to combat HIV can also cause a lossof appetite. A temporary loss of appetitemay not be cause for worry, but eatingvery little or not eating at all is... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Marinol Restrictions Eased

Marinol, a medication used to stimulate appetite and cope with nausea, will soon become easier and more convenient for people with HIV disease to receive, according to new federal guidelines. Manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim/Roxane Laboratories,... Read more »
Emory University

Transplant Drug Stimulates Immune Memory

The immunosuppressant drug rapamycin was discovered in soil from Easter Island. Rapamycin, a drug given to transplant recipients to suppress their immune systems, has a paradoxical effect on cells responsible for immune memory, scientists at the... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Impact of Crystal Methamphetamine Use on HIV-Positive Individuals

"Crystal" is the popular street name of the pharmaceutical compound methamphetamine. The drug is a potent psycho-stimulant that has the potential to cause irreparable physical, psychological, and social damage to individuals who abuse or become... Read more »
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Peat therapy: stimulates immune response

Posted by Anonymous
Basically simple physiology explains the mechanism of how it benefits immunosuppressed patients. First, peat retains the temperature of water almost 6x better than water alone. Heat retention is important as the internal body temperature needs to... Read more »

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 »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »