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How Does The Diet Change With Hiv

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...provider about this option before stoppingany medications. Medications: There are some drugs that can be used to treat theseconditions, such as Glucophage (metformin). All Symptoms of Lipodystrophy Diet and exercise: Increasing exercise and improving your diet mayhelp with all of the symptoms of lipodystrophy. Exercise can help reduce fatgain, build muscle, and reduce elevated lipid and glucose levels. ...
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Time to change Meds

I am 22 years positive and started meds 10 years after initial diagnose. I cannot take the side effects of my meds and need some advice on other choices of drugs to take. This way I can do my research before seeing my doctor in Aug 2010. I am...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...some promising results in decreasing fat and weight, so talk to your doctor about this also.Have you tried a low simple carb diet that minimizes sweets and maximizes proteins, nuts and vegetables? We have almost no data on diet and body changes... Read more »

Weight loss, muscle loss and steamroom

I am a 43 y/o man, HIV+ for 3 years now but am not taking meds yet since my levels has been acceptables, last time in May 2009 CD4 400 and VL 80000 copies. But until last September I used to have a weight of 163-165 pounds and this was my weight for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The potential reasons for unanticipated weight loss include: (1) decreased caloric intake, (2) Increased output (diarrhea, etc.), (3) unrecognized opportunistic process (infection Read more »

nutrition exercise and hiv positive

hi. I have heard people say hiv positive people should eat healthy, how does what one eats affect the hiv in thier syster. In other words how does nutrition play a part in an hiv positive person being healthy. If you are hiv positive and smoke how...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...while on HIV meds.We have very little data on HIV and nutrition. But the general belief is that if we follow a "heart friendly" diet like a lower refined carbs or a Mediterranean diet, we can help to manage some of the metabolic changes that may... Read more »

How do I loose my hump?

For the past 15yrs HIV+ has been my health stateus.I have been on the cocktails that I can take.My levels have gone up & down.Just like everyone else I live withe side effects not only the medicines,also the phsycial problems.Which are very...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...and growth hormone releasing factor studies so that is not an exclusion for receiving those experimental therapies. Exercise, diet, changing HIV meds around, some diabetes medications-all may be somewhat beneficial for certain patients.... Read more »
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The Body

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

...that it? Dr. Donald Kotler: The literature would say yes . People have looked from the very start as to what makes people lose weight, what makes people gain weight. It turns out that it's a lot of things. Things related to the patient -- for... Read more »
The Body

Body Shape Changes Dramatically Impact the Self-Esteem of HIV-Positive People

...director of TheBody.com. Today we're going to take a look at body shape changes, an ongoing problem for many people living with HIV. These changes are sometimes known as lipodystrophy, lipoatrophy or lipohypertrophy, but they all involve the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Changes in Body Composition Upon Weight Loss in HIV-Infected Adults

..."The nature of body-composition changes in HIV-associated weight loss is unclear," according to a recent study by US researchers. "We examined the relation between the initial percentage of body Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...Switching is not the best choice for everyone and you should speak toyour health care provider before stopping any HIV drugs. Diet and Exercise Some people are able to control their glucose levels and decrease theirlipid levels by keeping their... Read more »
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is there anything i can do to gain weight with hiv

Posted by tracey, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever heard of juven, does it help people like us with hiv gain weight thanks Read more »

Feel Like what's the point

Posted by MIADA, 5 Replies
...I'm hopeless lately. I can't stand my partner who passed the virus on to me. I hate that I'm HIV Positive. I'm at the point that if I could trade my BLUE EYES to go back in time to that night when I was Fucked up and ended Read more »

Yeast infections and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I have read that recurrent yeast infections are a sign of HIV. I was tested 2 1/2 months after myexposure and it was negative, yet I have had two yeast infections since. During this time Read more »

2 steps back (emotionally)

Posted by ai77, 4 Replies
...clinical trial nurse tomorrow regarding a trial for people just going on meds. I felt like I had just gotten a handle on being HIV positive and also assumed that I would follow the norm of not having to go on meds for a while after exposure. I... Read more »