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Dealing With Cachexia When You Have Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet


...what you eat. When you lose weight, you might be losing fat, or you might be losing lean body weight like muscle. If you lose too much lean weight, your body chemistry changes. This condition is called wasting syndrome or cachexia. Wasting can kill you. If you lose more than 5% of your body weight, it could be a sign of wasting. Talk to your health care provider. Nutrition Guidelines for People With HIV First, eat more . Extra muscle...
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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 Now we have Oxandrin, Deca Durabolin, testosterone, Serostim, Juven, glutamine, and other options that work well for HIV wasting.Nelson Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...weight like muscle. If you lose too much lean weight, your body chemistry changes. This condition is called wasting syndrome or cachexia. Wasting can kill you. If you lose more than 5% of your body weight, it could be a sign of wasting. Talk to... Read more »

re: hgh and oxandrolone

HGH has proven to improve wasting but androgens have no benefit?? First of all, the studies that showed increased body mass due to hgh injections included BONE, CONNECTIVE TISSUE, and WATER WEIGHT as criteria for 'lean body mass'. therefore, the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Here at The Body, we honor the diversity of points of view that exist in the very complicated field of HIV/AIDS, which is why I have chosen to post this essay in an unedited form. What is best for a given individual in the treatment of Read more »

twist gene in fruit flies

Hello DoctorHave you heard of the "twist" gene in fruit flies that when found to be lacked in mice, causes severe cachexia? This gene is thought now to be a clue into better treatments for muscle wasting in Cancer, HIV/AIDS, and chronic wasting...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
See link belowIts all very preliminary. Mice, men and fruitflies differ somewhatRegardsGraeme Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

New Treatment Available for AIDS Cachexia

...Liaison for Serono Laboratories, talked about metabolic changes in persons living with HIV. She said that many patients with AIDS also have AIDS cachexia, a condition where the person is unusually tired, which may be the result of a loss of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Links Diet to Health in HIV Positive Men

...2008 Jul;173(1):106-18. Hack V, Schmid D, Breitkreutz R, et al. Cystine levels, cystine flux, and protein catabolism in cancer cachexia, HIV/SIV infection, and senescence. FASEB Journal . 1997 Jan;11(1):84-92. Heise C, Vogel P, Miller CJ, et... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders in the HIV-Infected Patient

...common endocrine manifestations of HIV disease and discuss potential endocrine mechanisms and therapeutic strategies for the AIDS wasting syndrome. Gonadal function and androgen levels Gonadal dysfunction is common in both men and women with... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the HAART period. Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from Non-AIDS-Related Diseases Have Increased as a Proportion of Deaths of HIV-Infected Persons since the Advent of HAART Atlanta,... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...previously undiagnosed metastatic cancer in terminal patients with AIDS. This raises the interesting question of whether their cachexia is due to AIDS and hence untreatable, or whether it's due to lymphoma, for example, which might well be... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
... Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

Posted by BabyPeanut, 2 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 Read more »