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Hiv Wasting Syndrome

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Belly Fat Drug

Nelson, I just read there is a new belly fat drug for HIV..can you tell me more please?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...conscious of good pricing and marketing principles. Serono is the company behind Serostim, the growth hormone approved to treat HIV wasting syndrome.We are anxiously waiting to see information on pricing, patient assistance program, and... Read more »

Testosterone and Fat Loss

With the study you cited showing testosterone being associated with fat loss I guess the question... Read more »


I am presently on truvada and sustiva and all the oi meds my tcells were at 12 when started and vl... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Wasting Syndrome

...occur as a result of HIV infection itself butalso is commonly associated with HIV-related opportunisticinfections and cancers. HIV wasting syndrome is diagnosed inHIV-infected people who have unintentionally lost more than10 percent of their body... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

...Clinical Care (04/99) Vol. 11, No. 4, P. 25; Corcoran, Colleen; Grinspoon, Steven The use of testosterone may help in staving off AIDS wasting syndrome (AWS), according to recent data. Studies have indicated that testosterone levels are low in... Read more »

An Overview of Dronabinol (Marinol)

...Uses Dronabinol was approved by the FDA on December 23, 1992, for the treatment of AIDS-related anorexia (appetite loss) and HIV wasting syndrome. These conditions can be caused by HIV infection itself or by opportunistic infections that occur... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered... Read more »
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Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that has AIDS Vs HIV is there a high change that I would get the virus? See this... 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 »

Weight gain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
With so much fatigue I seemed to have gained at least 50 pounds. I wonder if taking a diet supplement will do more harm than good? If not, which one? 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 don't feel comfortable asking...can anyone tell me what would cause this? He hasn't volunteered any... Read more »