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How Do I Prevent Wasting

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preventing wasting/gaining weight

HI Doc,My T cells are 580(cd4s at 14%) and my vl is 10,000. I've just started taking meds(Sustiva and Epzicom). Two pills a day at night. How can I sure up some quality muscle to help stave off wasting. I'm 6'2" and 180#s. I think that I should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You don't want to look like a muscled Chelsea boy???? Why the hell not? They are hot, hot, hot!Here's what I would suggest:1.Optimize your nutrition. See an HIV-knowledgeable nutritionist, if possible, for an evaluation and specific... Read more »

what are the best drugs to prevent facial wasting

I have been diagnosed about 2 months ago. I am going to start my treatment next month. Do you have... Read more »

best combination to prevent facial wasting

I was on Zerit, virumine and 3tc for past 7 years. Developed severe facial wasting plusthiningin... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Blog: AIDS Dollars Wasted on Overhead

... "Dollars desperately needed to save lives of AIDS patients have never left Washington or have been wasted on unnecessary overhead around the world," according to a Huffington Post blog . Pointing to the HIV/AIDS Save Lives First Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Audit Alleges Waste in Local AIDS Funding

...from the Pennsylvania Auditor General's Office contends that the Philadelphia Health Department accrued more than $700,000 in waste, abuse and fraudulent spending in its stewardship of state HIV/AIDS money. The audit of 11 of 60 state-paid... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Facial Wasting From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...| Personal Stories Basics and Prevention When I seroconverted, I lost some weight and experienced visible facial wasting. Is this normal? What can I do to get back to my normal appearance? I've noticed that my eyes are beginning to... Read more »
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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 are Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...question is for anyone. I am wondering if there has been a study of people who have taken meds for over 10 years who experience wasting compared to those who have been on meds for less than 10 years. Please let me know if there has been one done... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Do people experience ramdon bouts of wasting over time. I have noticed that for 14 days at a time I don't want to eat. My stomach tells me I'm hungry with the food in front Read more »