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How Can Wasting Be Treated

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Am I doing enuogh to treat wasting??

Hello. I have been diagnosed with wasting. I am taking Sustiva, Crixivan, & Previon to treat HIV. I am taking Megase, Ultrase, Advera, multi-vitamins, Co Q-10, opium, to treat wasting. I am also taking Serastim & Testosterone injections...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Wow! Indeed you are trying. I do not use megace as it is not very effective in regaining muscle mass. Though you are already using serostim and testosterone you could try oxandrolone or nandrolone. Oxandrolone can be used at doses from 20-80mg... Read more »

Treating wasting in patient with history of lymphoma

Dear Dr Dieterich:If someone had lymphoma over 4 years ago (now in remission) and they are now... Read more »

Too Early To Treat Wasting

I have recently been diagnosed HIV+. The best estimate is that I sero-converted approximately two... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Says Drug Used to Treat AIDS Wasting Not Essential for Treatment

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation , the largest nongovernmental provider of health care services for people with HIV/AIDS in the United States, last month said that the drug Serostim, which is used to treat AIDS-related wasting, is not essential for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines Pricing History of Thalidomide, Cancer Drug Used Off-Label to Treat AIDS-Related Wasting

The Wall Street Journal on Monday examined the pricing history of thalidomide, a medication whose "reincarnation as an AIDS and cancer treatment shows how the political environment and drug companies' perception of what the market will bear drive... 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 loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness and... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Treatment for HIV Wasting Withdrawn

Organon International of West Orange, New Jersey, the only U.S. maker of Deca Durabolin (nandrolone decanoate), an injectable anabolic steroid used by many HIV-positive people to combat AIDS-associated weight loss, has decided to cease marketing the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello - I would like info on doctors/clinics in the LA/Orange Cty area who have treated people with lipodystrophy, specifically with Fascian or collagen treatments. Thank you

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

living with facial wasting

Posted by chrisFFF, 1 Reply
Hello,
I wanted to write because I have recently started a website to help people living with facial wasting. Lipoatrophy is a pretty emotional issue to deal with, and I wanted to have a place for people to connect about it and find out how to treat... Read more »

facial wasting * any help/support appreciated

Posted by boston781, 3 Replies
I've been HIV+ since '91. I'm currently on fuzeon & other meds. I am so depressed over my sunken cheeks. I'm doing well healthwise being on this regimen. If anyone knows or has any suggestions on where to find help in the Boston area I'd... Read more »