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Does Having Wasting Mean I Have Hiv

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Wasting Syndrome

Hormone levels can affect the metabolism. HIV seems to change some hormone levels including testosterone and thyroid. Also, cytokines play a role in wasting. Cytokines are proteins that produce inflammation to help the body fight infections. People with HIV have very high levels of cytokines. This makes the body produce more fats and sugars, but less protein. Unfortunately, these factors can work together to create a "downward spiral." For...
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Dr. not serious about helping me recover from HIV wasting

Hello, I have endured severe HIV related wasting. My Doctor just gave me ARV, but no Serostim, or Deca Durabolin etc. I need a Doctor that knows about HGH and Anabolic steroids, can you help me out. I feel that my symptoms are being ignored, Thanks...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
HIV medications are first line therapy for HIV AND for unintentional weight loss. Most people gain weight after a few weeks on ARVs assuming that they are able to control their HIV and any other underlying infections. So, I agree with your doctor... Read more »

HIV Wasting and Diabetes

Greetings. My question is purely one of curiosity. Four years ago I was diagnosed with wasting. Initially, I was prescribed to self-inject testosterone and, for the past 3 years, have been on a regime of AndroGel salve, once a day, which replaced...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am glad that your HIV is under control, and with a relatively easy regimen. Many people like you often think about stopping their medications. Your weight and height do not suggest that you are not now suffering from wasting. In fact, a... Read more »

HIV Wasting and Diabetes

Greetings. My questions is purely one of curiosity. Four years ago I was diagnosed with wasting. Initially I was prescribed to self-inject testoterone and, for the past 3 years have been on a regime of AndroGel salve, once a day, which replaced...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Well Jim, from some studies there is a suggestion that HIV may be associated with an inceased risk of diabetes. However, in general the association is with protease inhibitors, especially indinavir. Endocrine (hormonal) disorders often cluster... Read more »

face wasting without hiv meds.

Dr. Young,I am hoping you could perhaps give me an idea, i have recently started to experience significant lipoatrophy face loss from my face, especially at the top sides of my head under my hair. My cheeks do still look full, but it looks as if...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Lost-sorry to hear about your situation.You do point out a common misconception-- namely that HIV medications alone cause lipodystrophy. Recent studies make it painfully clear that other factors, like age, race, gender and most importantly,... Read more »
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Posted by willthink4food, 2 Replies
Basically I have been positive for 2.5 years. I am a personal trainer. My Body is, in truth how I make a lot of money it keeps me in shape and gains me clients. Over the last 6 months I have began to waste. And I mean quickly. I eat right, work out... Read more »

6 Month Window, Shernoff, Wasting Life Post?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I saw a recent post dated May 15, 2001 on Michael Shernoff's mental health column. The post was entitled "Wasting Life" and in it, a man was talking about how depressed he was that he had had unsafe sex (I believe with another man) once and gotten... Read more »

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