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Body Composition Tests

What Are Body Composition Tests? Anthropometry Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Body Mass Index (BMI) Computerized Tomography (CT or CAT Scan) Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scanning Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Underwater Weighing The Bottom Line What Are Body Composition Tests? The tests and measurements described in this fact sheet provide detailed measurements of fat and lean body mass. Repeated...
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body composition and skin problems

Since continous stress over the last 3 years, gradually my whole body composition changed, lost facial fat, lost lean body maas, and gained fat instead, especially belly fat.Suddenly all of my skin elasticity is gone leaving me with sagging muscles...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
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Chemical addictions and their effect on someone with HIV

I've been HIV+ for five years. In the past two years I've developed an addiction to poppers (inhalable nitrites) and use them heavily four to five times a week. It is something I'm struggling to get away from, but that is proving to...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Inhaled nitrites (poppers) are potent vasodilatory substances, which means that they cause blood vessels to dilate. After they are inhaled, vasodilatation can cause drops in blood pressure accompanied by rapid heart rate, lightheadedness, and... Read more »

HIV/AIDS, co-diagnosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, antivirals, toxic chemical exposure.

I am a Registered Nurse working in Australia in health promotion, education, information and counselling for people with HIV. I have lived with symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome now for over ten years. My work indicates to me that there are...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThanks for your comments. My experience with patients with symptoms of CFS and HIV has not shown any increased intolerance to antiviral medication (thus far). I agree that clinicians must have a more open mind about potential toxins as a cause... Read more »

Natural products before chemicals

Dear Sir,I fund out I was HIV positive a year ago and I've been doing blood tests every four months to check my CD3 and CD4 levels and my viral load. My doctor says that considering they do not present a number that should take me to into...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your post.Unfortunately most of what you are taking has never been carefully tested to determine the impact they have on HIV disease or how they effect the time until therapy is needed. Consequently, I can not tell you if they are... Read more »
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HIV+ & Chemical Dependancy Treatment in MN

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
Hey there all. I have a question and am looking for some resources. I'm not looking to get scolded, judged or ridiculed.

As many of you know, my boyfriend is poz and I am neg. He and I are having some problems right now and are looking for help.... Read more »

Composition-A info?

Posted by princealbert
I'm about to begin a regimen including COMPOSITION-A, and would like to hear from anyone with info on it, or experience taking it. Thanks a lot.

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Composition-A info?

Posted by princealbert
I'm about to start on a regimen of herbs including Composition-A. Anyone have information on or experience taking it? Thanks a lot.

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Verification of Pri. HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This message is posted with element which was left out in an earlier posting dated 20 May 99, it explains what the encounter was and the real fear I'm facing now. It goes as ....

I've come across a stranger in the men's public toilet at the 3rd week... Read more »