The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv Muscle Wasting

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Why muscle wasting & severe pain?

I'm on my HAART regimen, and for the most part I stick to it. My VL is undetectable, my CD4 is 1300. However I am going through severe muscle wasting & pain that has me not able to function well at most times. I also have Hep C & Lupus, but all my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Muscle pain is actually fairly common in general population and can be tough to make any specific diagnosis or to treat. HIV infection, some HIV meds (such as AZT or D4T) , hepatitis C, and lupus all can aggravate muscle/joint problems in some... Read more »

Muscle atrophy

I am a forty year old male and positive since 1994. I started taking ARVs in 1999. Cryptococcus... Read more »

Prevalence of AIDS-associated muscle wasting

I am trying to assess the prevalence of AIDS-associated muscle wasting in the United States. Any... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Muscle-Wasting Effects of Low-Carb Diets on People With HIV

...body mass, is an AIDS-related complication and can be life threatening. If this kind of diet produces muscle loss among non-HIV-positive people, there is all the more reason for HIV-positive people to pay attention to a balanced diet. What... Read more »

Exercise, Aging and HIV

...benefits of exercise, one of the most important for the older people with HIV is the improvement and maintenance of muscle mass. Muscle wasting is common in HIV, and as the muscles waste they lose their function. Strength training helps... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...just 5% of body weight can have the same negative effects. Wasting is still a problem for people with AIDS, even people whose HIV is controlled by medications. Part of the weight lost during wasting is fat. More important is the loss of muscle... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

... Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? What Is Normal Kidney Function? How Do I Know if There Are Problems With My Kidneys? What Are Read more »
Connect With Others

Please Feedback on Wasting Question

Posted by willthink4food, 2 Replies
...enough to maintain what I have) Do you think it's right to have to have two doctors...? I mean the man is smart he is head of the HIV program at the University and I trusted everything he has said for almost three years and has not led me wrong... 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 Read more »

new friend hiv positive

Posted by kms1021, 1 Reply
...Have a friend who's HIV positive..he has no muscle mass in his legs & can't walk w/out the aid of a walker. I'm concerned about the progression, but Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why is losing weight a sympton for early hiv?? how does it make you lose weight can someone please tell me im scared that i might be hiv positive Read more »