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Cachexia And Hiv

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hydrazine sulfate and cachexia vaccine

Have you heard of Professor M.J. Tisdale and his cachexia vaccine? Have you heard of Hydrazine Sulfate and the anti-wasting properties it has had in cancer patients?check out these links and please tell me what you...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I have read a lot about hydrazine sulfate in the days when we had very little available for wasting syndrome. Unfortunately, I was never too convinced about its lean body mass enhancing properties. Now we have Oxandrin, Deca Durabolin, testosterone,... Read more »

Explain cachexia

Hi, I would like to know what is cachexia (i know it's to do with an amount of weight lost... Read more »

Anthropometry in HIV wasting

Could you please let me know the anthropometric procedures to be carried out and the related... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Treating Unintentional Weight Loss Nutrition Options: An Important Piece of the HIV Puzzle

Unintentional weight loss has long been recognized as a reason for concern in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Both studies and experience have helped us to understand that unintentional weight loss can be a signal of a potential secondary... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Constitutional symptoms, reported by more than 50% of people with advanced HIV disease, often significantly compromise both physical functioning and quality of life. 1-3 The most common constitutional symptoms include weight loss,... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Well-informed patients can optimize their quality of life through partnership with their physician in clinical decisionmaking. This collaborative process is particularly important for patients with advanced AIDS and their families.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Links Diet to Health in HIV Positive Men

One of the hallmarks of untreated HIV/AIDS is unintentional weight loss, or wasting. In the early 1980s, before the name AIDS was given to the pandemic, people in East Africa referred to AIDS-related wasting as "slim" or "slim disease." There... Read more »
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HIV-PET Scan

Posted by Anonymous
PET Scanning Helps Define Course of HIV-1 Infection: A Newsmaker Interview With C. David Pauza, PhD
Laurie Barclay, MD
Sept. 18, 2003 Editor's Note: It may be possible to use positron emission tomography (PET) scans to diagnose HIV reservoirs and... Read more »

Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

Posted by BabyPeanut, 3 Replies


Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

More than 36 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. Ninety percent are living in developing countries where the high prices of medications are effectively condemning them to death. Without drastic changes to...
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wasting

Posted by trnyack, 2 Replies
I was first diagnosed in May of 2001 when My Vl was 750,000 and my cd4 was 42, since then I have been taking a cocktail of Viracept, Epivir, Zerit, and Bactrim, My weight has dropped from around 160 lbs to just over 120, I am nioticing veins bulging... Read more »

CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188
deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period.

Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from... Read more »