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Hiv And Early Weight Loss

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early HIV and weight loss

Is there any reason that I should be unable to gain back the weight I lost after recently contracting HIV? I don't know for sure if the weight loss is from the virus; I have not been able to eat properly because of stress. If I start eating...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You ask a great question. A key here is what you mean by "early HIV". Usually, weight lss is fairly modest until T cell counts fall substantially (i.e. to less than 300 or so). Some people do lose a few pounds early, or (perhaps) a few... Read more »

Weight loss in early stage

Dr.,Does lypodystrophy/atrophy occur from HIV alone (i.e. w/o treatment)?If so, has it been noticed... Read more »

Weight loss normal in early stage?

Hello Cade. A very quick question for you. Would weight loss and wasting gums likely occur within... Read more »

Poster Session 42351: The Effects of Oxandralone on Body Weight and Composition in Patients with HIV-Associated Weight Loss

A variety of anabolic steroids are in use to help counteract the severe loss of body weight that effects many patients with advanced HIV disease. Studies have previously shown that HIV-related wasting causes the destruction of body cell mass (or... Read more »

Bone Loss After Starting HIV Treatment May Be Predicted by Early Changes in Bone Turnover Markers

Early changes in bone turnover markers, both those for formation and resorption, after starting HIV treatment were associated with clinically significant bone loss at 96 weeks. In particular, early increases in the bone resorption marker known as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Predictive Value of Overweight in an Urban HIV Care Clinic

From the early days of the epidemic, weight loss and wasting have been recognized as important elements of the HIV-related disease syndrome. Even before HIV-related wasting was recognized, medical professionals in Africa described the condition as... Read more »

Early Treatment and Weight Management May Prevent Common Comorbidities in Young People Living With HIV

Having two or more chronic health conditions at the same time, such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension and major depression, is common in young adults shortly after HIV infection, but early initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and... Read more »
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Weight Loss - not really intentional

Posted by dj1979, 4 Replies
I have a question for those experienced with meds, etc. I have been on Combivir and Sustiva since late January this year. My labs are much better, CD4 up to 550 from 227, VL to undetectable (down from 11,000). I am feeling great. I started an... Read more »

weight loss?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
why do people with aids lose weight?? is it because of diahrea and vomitting or does the weight just come off? thanks

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Early Skin Changes

Posted by Anonymous
i was wondering, if there are any early skin changes once your infected with HIV, (pimples, dark spots)...and i was also wondering if there's any mild weight loss in early HIV stage....(3-12months)...
i'm freaking out and need some solid... Read more »

ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Loss of fat or muscle in an individual.

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