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Wasting Syndrome

...loss of fat under the skin. Wasting is not the same as fat loss caused by lipodystrophy. However, wasting in women can start with a loss of fat. What Causes AIDS Wasting? Several factors contribute to AIDS wasting: Low food intake : Low appetite is common with HIV. Also, some AIDS drugs have to be taken with an empty stomach, or with a meal. It can be difficult for some people with AIDS to eat when they're hungry. Drug side effects...
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Feeling bloated everyday What to eat?

I have an ongoing daily problem with bloatedness where I feel my stomach never empties properly ,and I never approach a meal feeling hungry.I have accumulated visceral fat as a pot belly through lipoatrophy and have been trying to eat well- high...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...they come from protein, will end up stored as fat if your energy expenditure is not high enough to compensate for the extra food intake. As I said, small 300-400 calorie snacks 6 times a day, lots of water, and exercise should be your basic... Read more »

Reversing AIDS wasting???

I have a friend that was diagnosed with AIDS 4 months ago after developing streccosus pnuemonia. He also had diarrea for at least 3 months before this diagnosis He is now on truvada, prezista, & norvir. Before he got so sick he was 6'4 and 170...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...he is eating and that his diarrhea is under control. For his diarrhea, has he tried Flagyl or other broad range agent? For food intake, I definitely like Juven since it is a light supplements with good amino acids. I also like Isopure whey... Read more »

Food i can eat to increase CD4

Hi Nelson, my CD4 has dropped from 350 to 232 but viral load is undetectable.Is there food i can eat to try to increase it or any vitamins i can take? please advise. thanks Cha
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...limited in HIV. Having said that, you can choose to eat foods right in antioxidants, low animal fats, soluble fiber, and lean protein so that your immune system does not lack the nutrients needed for optimum function.These two articles really... Read more »

what to eat and what not to eat

I am from Cameroon and have been diagnosed HIV Positive with a CD4 of 379 of late, and not taking any HIV treatment drugs. What are the things i should eat so as to keeps my CD4 up and if I get fatigue what are the drugs i should take for first aid
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...it's cognition, digestion or immunity. Nutrients include vitamins, minerals and amino acids.You get most of your nutrients by eating food. But if you're living with HIV, food might not always be enough, since the virus can impair your immune... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A 'Planting and Eating Soybean' Project for People Living With HIV/AIDS in Rural Anhui -- A Pilot Study in China

...months of the assessment, 94 percent consumed soy food at least three times per week and 96 percent ate 100 g each time. After eating soy food, 93 percent felt better; 86 percent reported less illness; 61.3 percent had higher total blood protein... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Drugs Are Metabolized The body metabolizes (breaks down) the drugs you take. This process involvesthe liver and kidneys: Proteins in the liver called enzymes break down the drug The kidneys remove the drug from the bloodstream ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Osteoporosis

...Do About Osteoporosis? For More Information What Is Bone? Bone is a living, growing material. It has a framework of protein. Calcium strengthens the bone framework. The outer layer of bone has nerves and a network of small blood... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical processing plant. Its functions include: Changing nutrients into chemicals and proteins that your body needs to stay healthy Storing nutrients from the foods you eat Breaking down drugs and... Read more »
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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. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...surface," Geijtenbeek said. "Langerin captures HIV-1 very efficiently, and this Langerin-bound HIV-1 is taken up (a bit like eating) by the Langerhans cells and destroyed." In essence, Geijtenbeek said, "Langerhans cells act more like a virus... Read more »

Red Grapes, Protein Supplements & Noni Juice

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 3 Replies
...as an ox gave me this advice: "...pay attention to things that can boost your immune system..such as red grapes, Noni juice, protein supplements, etc." Is there any truth to this or does this advice belong in the myths posting area? Read more »

Need help with my diet desprately

Posted by endlsskys, 2 Replies
...anything. I know this is not healthy but there is no food. I don't even know what is healthy and what isn't for people with HIV I am really struggling here. Today I have been very very tired not wanting to do anything or go anywhere just... Read more »