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Dealing With Loss Of Appetite When You Are Hiv Positive

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...Kidneys? Unfortunately, most symptoms of kidney disease only show up when a large part of kidney function has already been lost. Swelling of the legs or face or changes in urination may occur. Other symptoms, such as fatigue and loss of appetite, can be confused with other health problems. Your health care provider should monitor your kidney function, even if you have no symptoms. The most common test of kidney function is a urine test. A...
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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 and then recently experiencing some symptoms so i went to get a hiv test. You said to write back to you when i got my test result.when i went for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your negative fourth generation HIV-antibody test four years after a possible exposure is definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able!I cannot diagnose the cause of Read more »

hiv/aids

helloi had a high risk exposure of hiv 4 years and 5 months ago. About a week or 2 weeks after the exposure i was really fatigued. Then 3-6 months after the exposure i got shingles. the doctor did a blood count and everything came back fine and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would suggest you ratchet down the anxiety levels and take things one step at a time.If you had a "high risk exposure," I agree HIV testing would be warranted. Please note rapid HIV tests are readily available and can provide an accurate result... Read more »

does it mean wen a person is HIV positive,there's no possibility of gaining weight

When a person is HIV positive,is there a possibility for the person to gain weight? What are the kind of food that would make an HIV patient look heathy.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...The average person who starts HIV treatment gains weight. Only those with uncontrolled HIV replication, infections, diarrhea, organ related issues, hormonal unbalance, Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...Day: 2 If Boosted,* # ofDoses/Day: n/a Common Side Effects: Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, headaches, fatigue,insomnia Serious Side Effects: Anemia, neutropenia, myopathy,... Read more »
The Well Project

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

... HIV Medications When you start a new drug, you may experience GI symptoms at first such as: Diarrhea Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite Pains Gas When these symptoms occur as side effects of HIV treatment, they are usually mild, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is not a sign... Read more »
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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 »

tested negative at 7 weeks. is it likely i have it

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
...after suffering the 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... Read more »

Biology Lab On HIV.Gues who was infected?

Posted by stupidgirl, 2 Replies
...homework. I don't know why i'm not so hungry but i do go through Ben and Jerry like it's water so i don't know if you can say loss of appetite. It's been 10 weeks since the unprotected encounter with some one that has had unprotected sex with... Read more »

3 weeks after possible exposure / HELP!

Posted by datguy, 3 Replies
...diarrhea.... When I got sick I was immediately afraid of HIV and became anxious and I think it caused some of the fatigue and loss of appetite. I only noticed one lymph node swollen, and it got very big! It was under my jaw where my throat... Read more »