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Dealing With Appetite Loss And Hiv

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Having fever and loss of appetite now..am i down with HIV? Please help! Worried sick...

Dear Dr. Frascino,I'm worried sick about the condition that i am in right now. I hope this question has never been asked before (i did a search but couldnt find something close to it).About roughly a month ago i had protected sex with 2 prostitutes....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

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... Read more »

Afraid of HIV

Dear Doctor,3 months have passed after I had sex with a prostitute. I had used a condom. During... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Dronabinol (Marinol)

...HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Dronabinol was approved by the FDA on December 23, 1992, for the treatment of AIDS-related anorexia (appetite loss) and HIV wasting syndrome. These conditions can be caused by HIV infection itself or by opportunistic... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...(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... 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

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
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tested negative at 7 weeks. is it likely i have it

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
...very well known symptoms, the rash, sore throat, oral thrush, fever, headaches, chills, loss of appetite etc, i took my second hiv test at 7 weeks after possible exposure. this came back negative. does this mean the test i take in a few more... Read more »

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 »

Opinions & Experiences

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...process of waiting for a test as to whether or not any of you experienced decreased appetite. Also, is loss of appetite due to HIV infection accompanied by weight loss or are they independant? Thanks for your help. 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 »