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Diagnosed With Wasting

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Chubby-Facial Wasting

Hi, my question is regarding dieting and facial wasting.I was diagnosed two years ago, started out with 150 cd4 count and viral load of 56,000.Ive been on Atripla for that two years and have remainged undetectable with a cd4 count now of 240-I am...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Therapeutic lifestyle modification is the term used for the combination of healthier eating and increased exercise and many studies have shown that this positive change translates into improved health. Anyone who... Read more »




Dear Dr. I thought that I would reword a question that I asked a week ago.... I am a 36yr old... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...the true issue was not HIV. Rather, the true issues were those of guilt, irrational fear, etc. Lab tests are designed to diagnose or monitor medical problems. They are not designed to solve mental health problems like guilt and fear. Mental... Read more »
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Just Diagnosed Frequently Asked Questions

... General Questions | Life Expectancy General Questions I am a straight male who was recently diagnosed with HIV. My viral load is "very high" and my CD4 count is 94. Could you tell me based on this how long ago I was infected? Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Clinicians Often Fail to Test for HIV After Diagnosing AIDS-Defining Illnesses, U.S. Study Suggests

...for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] published surveillance case definition for AIDS-defining events. These are 25 sets of diagnoses, including lymphoma, encephalopathy, invasive cervical cancer, yeast infection of other than the oral cavity,... Read more »
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Recently Diagnosed in Ireland - Anyone Else Here?

Posted by dublinguy1, 7 Replies feelings of regret, anxiety and hopelesness, I try to look on the bright side of life when I can - i'm still alive, was diagnosed early, have access to meds when I need them, and have supportive parents. I started to research HIV and was... Read more »

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. Read more »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
...after getting his blood test results. Even though I knew in theory that he was likely HIV + I was devastated to hear he's been diagnosed with "full-blown" AIDS as he put it. His life has been hell for a long time, and I'm afraid he won't even... Read more »

Living in NYC - Newly Diagnosed.

Posted by DBEARNYC, 7 Replies
...Hello whoever you are. I'm a 47 year old nice guy, diagnosed in April 2007, at the time, I was in a new relationship going back and forth to Chicago every weekend. He does not know his Read more »