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Hiv Symptoms Wasting

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Wasting Syndrome

Hormone levels can affect the metabolism. HIV seems to change some hormone levels including testosterone and thyroid. Also, cytokines play a role in wasting. Cytokines are proteins that produce inflammation to help the body fight infections. People with HIV have very high levels of cytokines. This makes the body produce more fats and sugars, but less protein. Unfortunately, these factors can work together to create a "downward spiral." For...
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Symptoms of lipodystophy and wasting.

Nelson,If I have HIV it would have been from something that happened in 2003. In total I have had 11 negative HIV tests including 3 tests in 2009, both antibody and PCR down to 48 copies.The only reason I am fixated on HIV is because of fat loss in...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Wait for all hormone tests first. No need to be stressing and doing things blindly.Let me know when you get the results.nelson... Read more »

muscle wasting symptoms

After a year on treatment (AZT, 3TC, and atazanavir), I began experiencing discomfort in the buttocks while sitting on hard surfaces (almost as if the bones were cutting through), a kind of near-numbness in the buttocks when sitting and lying flat,...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The first thing I would suggest is to make sure where the pain is coming from: an impingement in the nerve (the sciatic nerve in your buttocks or the nerves as they emerge from your lumbar spine) or the muscles of the thighs. Based on this, the... Read more »

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 chemicals released by the inflammatory response that the virus causes. You should consult her doctor for advice... Read more »

HIV wasting or anxiety

Is it possible to experience wasting during the seroconversion period. I had vaginal sex without a condom 9 weeks ago. 5 weeks after the encounter I started to experience bouts of nausea (several hours, few days apart), diarrhea (watery and loose)...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
No. Your antibody test after 60 days will be >99% accurate. It sounds like you have avoided getting HIV and hopefully you will protect yourself from it in the future. Gradually the anxiety will settle and you'll put the weight back on.Stay... Read more »
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Wasting Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
Here it goes, I read on one of the sites sent from this one that one of the first things you notice about HIV+ folks is the loss of fat from the cheek bones, arms, and legs. The video didn't say whether this happens quickly or only after HIV+ folks... Read more »

Wasting Worries

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok. Haven't had really any "symptoms" of HIV. But, it seems like over the last year since my posible exposure, I have lost mass in my legs and arms while gaining weight at my midsection. My cheeks are sunken in as well.

2 questions.

Is it... Read more »

please help facial wasting,but antibody neg

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
please can someone advise me.i appear to be losing fat from my cheeks!.my cheek bones are sticking out.
my exposure was last year 07/01.last tested 19/7/02.neg.
by antibody.ive also had dna pcrs.neg.
ive heard that some people dont make antibodys!,
POEOP... Read more »

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 afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »