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Being Hiv Positive And Getting Very Skinny

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skinny legs and arms. help!!

Hi, my name is John. I do not have aids even though this is somewhat of an aids website. But i am praying that you can help me out with my problem. In this last year, my legs and arms have been getting really skinny. From my elbow down to my wrist...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
I am sorry but this is a site for people with HIV. Try webmd... Read more »

Help!!! Tired, Skinny, Dizzy, and Low Pressure

Dr Bob, Help. I've been HIV positive forever...tested positive when first test came out. I've participated in several clinical trials and taken every possible combination of meds. I've recently been on Abacavir, amprenavir, kaletra,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Scared,Thanks for writing. I can certainly understand your desire to take a break from your medications. Toxicities, side effects, resistance, adhering to complex dosing schedules -- no wonder the thought of taking some time off medications... Read more »

Skinny legs & Arms/Combivir,Viramune NEED HELP!

Hi, I'm 27yrs old have been poz now for a little over 2yrs. I'm on Combivir, Viramune and lipitor. My Viral load is Undectable under 50 copies and my T-cell cd4 is at 600.I have noticed the last year my legs and arms getting really skinny...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Once you have discussed with your doctor to determine that what you are seeing is really fat loss and lipoatrophy in your legs and arms then you may wish to consider modifying your combinations to remove the AZT component present in your Combivir.... Read more »

skinny guy, prominent abdomen

I am 38, diagnosed 5 years ago. On Combivir and Sustiva, started with 350 CD4, 300000 virus copies, around 800-1000 CD4 currently, and undetectable. Been on a IL-2 group too. I am a very skinny guy, but I have a 93 cm. belly circumference (I look...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I might ask your HIV specialist to get another read on the CT scan. In my experience radiologists often don't read intra-abdominal (visceral) fat much as they look for specific pathology. For increased intra-abdominal fat, excercise and diet... Read more »
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Skinny legs with a Budda belly

Posted by lilfshrmn, 3 Replies
Gained most of the weight back lost due to wasting. Unfortunately, it's all gone straight to my gut in the form of fat. Getting moderate exercise and low impact walking in several times a week. Cheeks, buttocks, legs and arms still quite skinny. ... Read more »

very skinny

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me. I am unsure of my HIV status. I am very skinny and can eat quite a bit and dont really gain, actually, i can gain, but lose weight very fast. I do drink alot of coffee ,maybe that has something to do with it. I havent been majorly... Read more »

My husband is so skinny... Help!

Posted by noteasy, 2 Replies
Any suggestions to gain weight?
My husband is now less then 50 kg and 170 cm.. (must be 108 pounds and 67 inches..) He is south east asian, and thay do have smaller bodies, but now it's getting boney...
There are probably a thresd about it here, but I... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies
http://www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »