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Extreme Hunger And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Armed Conflict, HIV/AIDS Pandemic Leading Causes of Hunger Worldwide, Report Says

/kaiser/2005/may25_05/ Armed conflict, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, natural disasters and climate change are the leading causes of hunger worldwide, according to a report released on Monday by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization during the 31st... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Contributing to Rising Hunger in Southern Africa, NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday" Reports

HIV and hunger "continue to make each other worse" and the severe food shortage in Southern Africa is prompting behavior that could further spread the virus among people living in the region, NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday " reports. According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Response to HIV Should Consider Hunger

"Although there have been great improvements in treatment and care for people living with HIV in many countries, death due to HIV and AIDS-related illness in the world's poorest countries remains unjustifiably high," Breda Gahan, Concern Worldwide's... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV, flatulence, and hunger

Hi Dr. Bob,Does HIV infection cause excessive flatulence?Also, does HIV infection increase one's hunger (i.e. being hungry frequently throughout the day, even 1/2 hour after eating a meal)?Thanks,Gaseous Gus...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Does HIV cause excessive flatulence? No, but eating refried beans at Ticky-Tacky-Taco will, if that's what you're looking for! (Kidding aside, some antiretroviral medications can be associated with formidable farts.)Does HIV increase... Read more »

excessive hunger

I am an asymptomatic HIV+ individual male and for the last six months been gaining weight significantly and hate to be fat like this, I put on 40 lbs in 2 months (my thyroid test is clear) and feel hungry all the time. Do you think I should diet? I...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
40 pounds in 2 months is pretty significant and at 5'9" it sure sounds like too much to me. These things tend to be pretty individual in nature. And while it sounds like a psychological reaction in addition to physical hunger, you would... Read more »

Atripla and Ravenous hunger

Dear Dr Vergel,Thank you very much for being a great sounding board for us. I began Efavirenz+Truvada regimen about 4 months ago (600mg Efavirenz). My CD4 at the time was about 260 at 20% and VL was low. Two months ago the VL was fully suppressed...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
How is your blood sugar? Are you also peeing a lot? (Just asking questions related to diabetes, which could increase appetite if not treated)Some studies report appetite gain in people who start HIV medications. But the appetite you are describing... Read more »

Extremely Important Question!

Dr. Bob,Are you taken, or do I have a chance oneday to take you to dinner?-Sleepless in NYC...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Sleepless in NYC,Yes, I'm taken. But that doesn't mean I never get hungry!Dr. Bob... Read more »
Connect With Others

Awful hunger-like pain in torso?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
Hi. After months of experiencing an awful hunger-like pain occasionally in my torso, I'd like to know if anyone else is experiencing the same thing, and why.

I take Tenofovir, Lmivudine, and Neviripine.

It doesn't happen every night. When it does... Read more »

extremely worried about acute hiv infection

Posted by rmds, 1 Reply
need help and guidence from the experts on this board as i am extremely worried about catching the acute hiv infection. I am a 41 year male who has frequented few csw for the past 2 years (received uncovered oral from the girls few times). always... Read more »

extremely concerned about HIV.

Posted by terra24, 2 Replies
hello everyone and thanks in advance for reading my post. i am extremely concerned about HIV at this point. i am a female its been 5 weeks since i had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a guy who's hiv status i dont know. the week after the... Read more »

Extremely worried about possible HIV infection

Posted by bulrtwr, 2 Replies
Hey all,
I have been possibly exposed to HIV last month and I have been developing weird symptoms. I had unprotected vaginal sex but he did not ejaculate inside me. Of course I am aware that the chances of infection has gone down but there are... Read more »