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Hiv Positive And I Need To Lose Weight

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The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Disease and HIV Risk Factors How to Know If You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Exercise and Healthy Bones Drugs to Treat Osteoporosis Protect Your Bones The Importance of Healthy Bones Bones play many important
Ask the Experts

Weight control and HIV

Hi Nelson,I have a major issue. I have been weight-lifting and running consistently ever since I left the Army three years ago. I have NOT changed anything about what or how I eat. And yet my weight is getting out of control. I was once a pleasant...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...wish I could help you but I have insufficient information. Can you help me by answering the following questions?:1- Are you on HIV medications? if so, how long and what are you taking?2- Are you eating more or have you changed the way you eat?3-... Read more »

losing weight with hiv

does everyone with hiv loose weight is there meds you can take to gain your weight back what can you do to stop loosing weight
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Weight loss in HIV has a number of different causes and is most typically associated with advancing disease and CD4 decline. Treating HIV Read more »

losing weight

Hi doc,I have a friend who recently told me of his positive status. I had noticed him losing alot of weight and wanted to know, when does weight loss become dangerous? A percentage of body weight? Is BMI relevant for HIV positive people? He does eat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your body weight. Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. They keep your cells working properly, but will not prevent weight loss. Good nutrition can be a problem for many people with HIV. When your body fights any infection, it uses more... Read more »

Help! Son has diarrhea and losing weight

My son has been hiv+ for about 8 months and med free. For the past month he also has a bad case of diarrhea. He went to the emergency room the first week it started but the only thing they told him was take anti-diarrhea medicine which hasn't really...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...information, unfortunately I cannot provide you with very specific information. What I can do is advise you how to get it. All HIV-positive folks need to be under the care of an HIV specialist. Diarrhea is an extremely common symptom for... Read more »
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The Body

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

...be able to be absolutely confident of the results, it seemed that the two groups responded pretty much the same. The average weight loss we got was about 15 pounds. The changes in an HIV-positive and in an HIV-negative person were really pretty... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Fish Farms Increase Incomes, Improve Diets of Families Affected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Review Says

... Small fish farms in Malawi have helped 1,200 impoverished families affected by HIV/AIDS in rural areas of the country increase their incomes and improve their diets, according to a project review released Monday, Read more »
The Body

Body Shape Changes Dramatically Impact the Self-Esteem of HIV-Positive People

...click here . I have with me today Nelson Vergel , a longtime AIDS activist and 26 year survivor of HIV. He runs a popular HIV/AIDS e-mail mailing list and is a frequent speaker at workshops across the country. He has been witness to the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nutrition

...your body weight. Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. They keep your cells working properly, but will not prevent weight loss. Good nutrition can be a problem for many people with HIV. When your body fights any infection, it uses more... Read more »
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SLIM GENTICS WILL NOT ACCEPT ME BECAUSE........

Posted by Mssimone, 4 Replies
...we can't accept you because your HIV positive".. IN SHOCK I asked" what does being HIV positive have to do with me trying to lose weight?????" and she replied "Well because your on meds, and stuff like that" ----IN MORE SHOCK! I said "What do... Read more »

do you really need a 6 month test?

Posted by stupidgirl, 3 Replies
...i've have oral sores, i'm really tired, and i have headachs, i'm not hungry very much, and weight lose when i wasn't trying to loose weight (but not complaining cause i'm happyto lose a pound or ten). what are the chances that the test will be +?... Read more »

Come on lets vote for HIV/AIDS funding please

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
...This is an opportunity to do something! Why not take a few minutes to try and help get funding for HIV/AIDS. If you can post everything else on here, then you can take a minute to vote each week for funding that may help us all one day. Read more »

My HIV MD pisses me off!

Posted by jmiami, 7 Replies
...and looked directly at my stomache. First off, I am not a skinny, athletic guy or wasted looking guy (even though I do have an AIDS diagnosis). I have always been chubby all my life. My MD is one of those super skinny, super healthy eating,... Read more »