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Hiv Symptoms Wasting

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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

... What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness
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weight wasting being an adolescent hiv positive

My daughter is 17 and a year has passed since she began wasting weight. Now she weights 37 kg. We are from Argentina, Ive tried many psychological therapies with no result. My daughter is constantly depressed and deserts every treatment we start. Im...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The wasting is not a psychological symptom. In most people with HIV infection, it is a biological manifestation of caused by some of the Read more »

wasting without meds

Dear doctor,I was last year (Dec.2006) infected with HIV and got tested in spring 2007 (no symptoms then or now). My test results have been good so far (recently 677 CD4 and VL 5800). Since then I have read a lot on HIV and one of the symptoms or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...True HIV wasting is generally seen in advanced disease (persons with CD4 counts < 200). Lipodystrophy is a complicated subject and is not cause Read more »


hello Doctor, I am sorry for stupid question but I think I am terribly wasting,my possible exposure to HIV was 3 month ago. I was wondering whether it's connected with HIV or not, should I get tested? The reason i am asking is that I heard that...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine some weight loss during the acute HIV infection, so it is possible that you might have some symptoms. I would not call it wasting though. The most important thing is to get tested for HIV, because if it is HIV, then the sooner you get... Read more »

time period (wasting)

Dear Doctor,Can wasting occur after only about 3 or 4 months after HIV infection? After about 4 months of possible infection I seem to have shown no symptoms of HIV except muscle and weight loss. Can this be due to HIV at time period? Thank you for...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...Wasting can occur with our without HIV if you don't consume enough food to hold onto your weight for whatever reason (physical or psychological). Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources fear, and guilt, and are not designed for that purpose. That is what counseling is for. Taking unnecessary tests is a waste of your time, the lab's time, and your doctor's time. Taking unnecessary tests is also a waste of your money, and... Read more »
Women Alive

Women and Wasting

...progress made in developingantiretroviral therapies, prophylaxis and treatments foropportunistic infections, the prevalence of wastingsyndrome appears to be increasing. Two studies havereported an increase in wasting syndrome as the... Read more »
Project Inform

Facial Wasting

...lipoatrophy in general. It will also focus on newly approved and experimental facial fillers and implants. What Is Facial Wasting? Facial wasting is one symptom of a syndrome called lipoatrophy , which describes the loss of the soft layer of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil: Injections Improve Facial Wasting in HIV Patients

...not a cosmetic procedure," said Serra. "It is corrective surgery," that should be available to all patients who develop facial wasting as a result of anti-HIV therapy. A full-face treatment, which requires two sessions, costs about $500, he... Read more »
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Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm Read more »

Wasting Worries

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sunken in as well. 2 questions. Is it possible for this to be caused by HIV at 1 year post exposure? What does facial wasting look like? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is "wasting" a sure sign of HIV infection? I've lost a lot of weight in the last couple of months and have nausea and poor appetite. It's Read more »