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Hiv Infection And Loss Of Appetite

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...Kidneys? Unfortunately, most symptoms of kidney disease only show up when a large part of kidney function has already been lost. Swelling of the legs or face or changes in urination may occur. Other symptoms, such as fatigue and loss of appetite, can be confused with other health problems. Your health care provider should monitor your kidney function, even if you have no symptoms. The most common test of kidney function is a urine test. A...
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

tcell viral load and weight loss?

My mother cited for me my brothers most recent numbers as she remembered them. Tcell-188 Viral 616 and brother had gone from 142 down to 137 pounds in one month. We are trying to understand what all this means. He is 54 and gives the appearance...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...receiving it. His weight loss certainly could be the result of HIV infection, although other medical conditions can result in loss of appetite and therefore weight loss. Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »

Testing inside window period?!

I am irish, just back from Australia(where my sexual encounter happened) and I am going back to finish my tour. Encounter happened 2 months ago with thai male prostitute(unprotected insertive) and I have shown some signs of HIV infection. Loss of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unprotected insertive what? Oral? Anal? Both? At any rate, HIV testing prior to three months is not considered conclusive or definitive, so I'd suggest you wait for the three-month mark. I'd also suggest you have that "painless genital ulcer"... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
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Opinions & Experiences

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...negative or are in the process of waiting for a test as to whether or not any of you experienced decreased appetite. Also, is loss of appetite due to HIV infection accompanied by weight loss or are they independant? Thanks for your help. Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...Rash 51% 4.8 (2.4-9.8) Oral ulcers 37% 3.1 (1.5-6.6) Arthralgia 54% 2.6 (1.3-5.1) Pharyngitis 44% 2.6 (1.3-5.1) Loss of appetite 54% 2.5 (1.2-4.8) Weight loss > 2.5 kg 32% 2.8 (1.3-6.0) Malaise 68% 2.2 (1.1-4.5) ... Read more »

ARS 2

Posted by Anonymous
...predictors of primary HIV infection, especially when occurring in combination with one or more of the following symptoms: Loss of appetite Joint pain Sore throat Muscle pain Swollen lymph nodes Diarrhea Fatigue Nausea and vomiting... Read more »

Confusion & Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...enabled assistance and improvement in many ways: diarrhea, nausea, neuropathy, irritated skin and rashes, wasting, fatigue, loss of appetite, immune suppression and successfully boosting the immune system, reducing side effects of the drugs and... Read more »