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Hiv And Muscle Loss

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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 hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is...
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muscle weakness but no muscle tone loss????

my partner hiv+13 yrs+, cd4 450, v/l 30,000. liver tests ok etc.suffering from unexplained weakness, will be fine for a few days then will do something physical. (lifting,hammering)then loses all strength, comes over faint & sick, weakness so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, these symptoms don't sound like MS to me. Headaches and fatigue are more commonly seen with anemia. He needs to see his HIV specialist and I would certainly check his hemoglobin. The normal range for men is 14-18 g/dL. There are... Read more »

Weight loss, muscle loss and steamroom

I am a 43 y/o man, HIV+ for 3 years now but am not taking meds yet since my levels has been acceptables, last time in May 2009 CD4 400 and VL 80000 copies. But until last September I used to have a weight of 163-165 pounds and this was my weight for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The potential reasons for unanticipated weight loss include: (1) decreased caloric intake, (2) Increased output (diarrhea, etc.), (3) unrecognized opportunistic process (infection or malignancy) and (4) increased metabolism (increased exercise,... Read more »

weight loss and muscle loss

Hi there, My name is Francisco and I wanted to ask you a question regarding fat accumulation and lean muscle loss. I have been taking reyataz,norvir,truvada for a little over a year. when i started i weighed 184 lbs. BMI 19% fat. throughout the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is unclear whether you have lost subcutaneous fat which can contribute to the loose skin look. Often simpley gaining muscle mass may not help that much. The actual benefit (and long-term safety) of Oxandrin in the setting of well-treated HIV... Read more »

Fat redistribution turning to muscle loss

Regarding lipodystrophy/lipoatrophy in otherwise healthy (never been symptomatic) HIV patients, is there a physiological point reached at which the body will have redistributed as much fat as is available, will the body then start redistributin or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That transition (from fat loss to muscle loss) might occur in the setting of HIV/AIDS wasting (different from simple fat redistribution issue) which was more common in the pre-effective therapy days. Maintaining nutrition and exercise and good... Read more »
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22 weeks after exposure, negative but have muscle loss and dark circles

Posted by wiccaguy78, 1 Reply
21 weeks ago, i had performed unprotected oral sex on an escort. i had all the symptons of hiv, night sweats, thrush,weight loss of 15 lbs, rashes, white bumps on mouth, ect. i have had 5 neg blood test and 2 neg oraquick. problem is i still have... Read more »

muscle & joint pain

Posted by ElGringo, 1 Reply
Just wondering if anyone else has probs with joint disease or muscle wasting? I didn't have much of an issue til about 3 yrs ago & the cartilidge in my joints started withering away. Did the usual xrays etc & short of joint replacement, only... Read more »

Headaches, Night Sweats & Muscle/Joint Pain

Posted by Client9, 2 Replies
About Me: 33yr old Male, with Diabetes, Ulcerative Colitis & GERD. I take Meds for Diabetes but it is till out of control and I should be on Insulin. Recently unemployed with no Health Insurance.

Risk: Broken condom during anal sex(April 23), I... Read more »

at a loss

Posted by billc, 4 Replies
Please let me know your opinion with regard to the following. I strongly believe I have been infected with HIV and herpes. I had unprotected sex with an possible HIV person, and 2-4 weeks later they develop diarrhoea, severe muscle and joint pains... Read more »