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Common Wasting Symptoms

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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 loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness
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facial wasting, body wasting

hi,i am a healhty 18year survior of hiv. my most recent cocktail is: Truvada 1aday,Viramue 200mg 2dly,testosterone Cyp inj., 2ml once a week along w/ oxandrolone 10mg tabs twice a day.. I am 5'8"and my weight is 137llbs. my normal healthy feeling...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Deca Durabolin is still available and cheaper than before.200 mg a week , a conservative dose used in combination with a daily testosterone gel, costs around $12, for a total monthly cost of $48.Your doctor has to call in a prescription at... Read more »

Waste wasting..

I seem to have lost around at least half a stone in the last few months. Believe it or not I didn't really notice until people started mentioning it to me. My waste seems to have lost a lot and I can tell this by my trousers. Also my shoes don't...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Not really. The upper arms and legs tend to lose fat sometimes more than the feet or hands. The buttocks often are involved but then the waist sometimes gains weight so there can be a +/- in the waist area due to which of those competing changes... Read more »

Wasting and running..........

Dear Doctor........ I am a 36 year old, 10 year HIV positive female, who can control my virus with running and weight lifting without meds! I just got a surprise last week, I had a DIA and was told that I had wasting! for 2 years I took meds,...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
...on therapy for 2 years and now off for 8 months. But you still have the symptoms (fatigue, weakness) and the signs (BIA) of wasting. I'd therefore have to say that the medications can no longer be assumed to be a cause, since you have not... Read more »

RE: wasted GUMS

Thank you for your earlier reply on the wasted gums question. But I was referring to wasting of the gums resulting from wasting syndrome in general, not poor dental health in general. Does wasting of the body include wasting of the gums?
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Classically it does not, but as wasting progresses the nutritional and metabolic problems may lead to problems with gum wasting and an increased risk for gun related Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Needle Disposal Needed -- Thorny Waste Issue Growing

...2008, California made it illegal to dispose of used needles in the trash, becoming one of 11 states with such laws to protect waste haulers, sorters, and the environment. However, collection and proper disposal of sharps remains patchy. Needle... Read more »
Mark King

A Facial Wasting Update

... Hello my friends, There was a lot of interest in my earlier video blog " Treating My Facial Wasting ," so I wanted to give you an update by taking you along on my third visit to Dr. Gerald Pierone . The earlier blog covered Read more »
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Treating My Facial Wasting

...meantime, my friends, please be well. Mark To contact Mark, click here . Episode Seven: Treating My Facial Wasting var first = new... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Facial Wasting From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...| Personal Stories Basics and Prevention When I seroconverted, I lost some weight and experienced visible facial wasting. Is this normal? What can I do to get back to my normal appearance? I've noticed that my eyes are beginning to... Read more »
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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 »

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

Posted by Anonymous
...question is for anyone. I am wondering if there has been a study of people who have taken meds for over 10 years who experience wasting compared to those who have been on meds for less than 10 years. Please let me know if there has been one done... Read more »