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Healthy Weight Loss With Hiv

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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 in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and
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severe weight loss due to hiv

i have loss a lot of weight. I have not started my meds yet due to insurance problems. i am not experiencing any diarrhea or anything like that so why am i losing so much weight and is there a way i can put the weight back on. my appetite is good....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...calorie intake, etc. Getting a good medical evaluation is really important in this circumstance. Furthermore, persons with HIV who have more than 10% weight loss (without a definable cause) meet criteria for AIDS wasting.HIV medications can very... Read more »

Atripla and Isentress?

I was diagnosed with hiv on April 22, 2008. The results of blood work done and found my cd4 124, VL 52,714, cd4/cd8 ratio .25(Totally shocked to find out not only did I have HIV, but also AIDS)Had another blood test May 27, 2008 (before medication)...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Though there is no good data on the precise situation you mention I often use a more intense regimen early (when starting treatment especially when the viral load is high ie near or > 100,000 copies/ml) to avoid resistance and then simplify the... Read more »

weight loss

I am a healthy 48 yr old man. Been HIV 5 yrs. Tcells 650 and viral load 65,00. Not on meds, yet. Last six weeks have lost 5 pts.I have a healthy diet. Lost a lot of muscle mass. what is going on? Is this normal.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not the kind of problem I can diagnose accurately over the internet with such limited information. I'd suggest you see your HIV specialist for an evaluation.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV+ to AIDS and back to HIV+??

Dear Dr.I have been positive more than 20 years. There have been ups and downs throughout those years, the downs being mostly in the latter half. I was officially diagnosed with "AIDS" about 8 years ago when I had wasting (50 pounds loss in 2...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...diagnosis of "AIDS." I find it much for useful to consider how a given patient is doing at the present time. Everyone with HIV is "HIV+" so this is a non issue; the question is whether the patient is suffering the consequences of HIV infection,... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Disease and HIV Risk Factors How to Know If You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Exercise and Healthy Bones Drugs to Treat Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although... Read more »
The Well Project

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

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...Tests Who Is at Risk for Diabetes? What Problems Can Diabetes Cause? How Are Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Treated? HIV and Diabetes Taking Care of Yourself What Is Diabetes? Diabetes and pre-diabetes are serious conditions in... Read more »
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HIV and Obesity

Posted by Donna, 1 Reply
...challenge is being overweight, there is so much information about preventing weight loss and HIV but not much about promoting healthy weight loss when its needed, and HIV.That is what I am all about, finding a balance, a healthy way to loose... Read more »

is there anything i can do to gain weight with hiv

Posted by tracey, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever heard of juven, does it help people like us with hiv gain weight thanks Read more »

Xango and hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...consuming Xango, the natural juice that has been said to have a lot of good stuff in it, can it affect the results when testing for hiv antibodies? The producers of Xango state that it boosts the immune system.. Anyone knows anything about... Read more »

What the F%&# is it if not HIV?????

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Painless genital ulceration. 9. Night Sweats It is my understanding that many of these symptoms are statistically significant for HIV ARS. In the many months following I have experienced many diagnosed medical conditions and issues, some minor,... Read more »