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Getting Cachexia When You're Hiv Positive

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

... What Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: You can get love and support to help you deal with your health. You can keep your close friends and loved ones
Ask the Experts

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
...Body's homepage under the title "The Basics."Good luck.Dr. BobAn Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDSBy Warren TongJune 24, 2010Table of ContentsIntroductionWhy Bother With Supplements?Does Age Matter?Are There Any... Read more »

Vitamin C and its effects

Hi,I would like to inquire about the intake of the daily supplement of Vitamin C and its effect on the HIV virus.Recently, I read an article from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center entitled "High Levels of Vitamin C Prove Toxic to HIV"....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitive recommendations for nutritional supplementation in the HIV positive population.Waste Not, Want NotWasting -- also known as cachexia -- was a prominent feature of AIDS in the early years of the epidemic; even today, AIDS is referred to... Read more »

hydrazine sulfate and cachexia vaccine

Have you heard of Professor M.J. Tisdale and his cachexia vaccine? Have you heard of Hydrazine Sulfate and the anti-wasting properties it has had in cancer patients?check out these links and please tell me what you...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...properties. Now we have Oxandrin, Deca Durabolin, testosterone, Serostim, Juven, glutamine, and other options that work well for HIV wasting.Nelson Read more »

Immune System Enhancement

Hello Bob, I'd like to start by appreciating the immense hope you're rendering to all HIV+ patients and their close ones. My younger sister has been diagnosed HIV+ earlier this month and she has a current CD4 count of 665. Here in Cameroon, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...weight like muscle. If you lose too much lean weight, your body chemistry changes. This condition is called wasting syndrome or cachexia. Wasting can kill you. If you lose more than 5% of your body weight, it could be a sign of wasting. Talk to... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Survival Project

New Treatment Available for AIDS Cachexia

...Liaison for Serono Laboratories, talked about metabolic changes in persons living with HIV. She said that many patients with AIDS also have AIDS cachexia, a condition where the person is unusually tired, which may be the result of a loss of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nutrition

...weight like muscle. If you lose too much lean weight, your body chemistry changes. This condition is called wasting syndrome or cachexia. Wasting can kill you. If you lose more than 5% of your body weight, it could be a sign of wasting. Talk to... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever... Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

HIV-PET Scan

Posted by Anonymous
...lymphoid tissue activation in 15 patients with HIV-1 infection. To learn more about possible applications of these findings to AIDS management, Medscape's Laurie Barclay interviewed Dr. Pauza, a professor at the Institute of Human Virology,... Read more »

Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

Posted by BabyPeanut, 2 Replies
... Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine More than 36 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. Ninety percent are living in developing countries Read more »