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Hiv Wasting Prognosis

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500K Viral Load, 20 TCell Prognosis

With a 500,000 Viral Load and a 20 T Cell Count, including wasting from 170 to 125 lbs. Just diagnosed and starting meds, is it too late for the meds to work? How long to live? This is for a friend, so I'd love the facts.
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
...That is pretty advanced HIV and AIDS. However, it is never too late for HIV meds to start working. Once the viral load becomes undetectable, the CD4 count 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... Read more »

Wasting Partner

My partner has just been diagnosed HIV+. He is being treated for pneumonia and has been treated... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Senegal Public Health Advocates Worry Country Backtracking in Progress Against HIV/AIDS, Might Waste International Aid

...historical progress made through sensible policy-making, helpful cultural practice and geographical good fortune" and might waste incoming international aid funds, according to the Times . For example, approval and implementation of an... Read more »
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 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 »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...like 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 »
Connect With Others

question on wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...does anyone know about wasting? I am still waiting to test, no appetite, and I have lost almost 10% of my bodyweight my pants are loose and people at work Read more »

HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting) Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that 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 Read more »