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Does Having Appetite Loss Mean I Have Hiv

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The Well Project

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

...over-the-counter, prescription, street drugs, and herbs), even if you only use them occasionally. Megace (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 for pregnant women who may be experiencing morning sickness because of their pregnancy. Ways to...
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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 »

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 »

Afraid of HIV

Dear Doctor,3 months have passed after I had sex with a prostitute. I had used a condom. During these 3 months i had pain in my lymph nodes, rashes on arms, back, stomach. I did not have fever, diarrhea, appetite loss, weight loss. The season...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...You do not provide me with any details about the level of risk for HIV transmission that was associated with your contact with the prostitute. Assuming there was some risk, this would be an ideal Read more »

Early HIV symptom

Hi Im a dentist and had a surgical procedure with a patient with history of ex drug abuser (cannabis). After the treatment when i removed my gloves which seem intact , i noticed slightly intact skin around my wrist which feelt burning sensation when...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Risk seems incredibly low for HIV infection given the scenario you described with a px of unknown HIV serostatus. I would ask the px if he knows his HIV status Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

... Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? What Is Normal Kidney Function? How Do I Know if There Are Problems With My Kidneys? What Are Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat 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 »

Stop the stress.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was once someone who spent 4 years of my life convinced that I had contracted HIV. I did have an experience that could potentially have been high risk as it actually involved blood. However I have just recently 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 »

Confusion & Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...Confusion and Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS In Canada, HIV was first diagnosed among gay men. Later, hemophiliacs and others with health problems were infected Read more »