How Long Does Wasting Syndrome Last

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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome associated with increases in body fat. Marinol (dronabinol) is sometimes used to increase appetite. It is a synthetic form of a substance found in marijuana. Medications that fight nausea can also help. AIDS activists have long urged the legalization of marijuana. It reduces nausea and stimulates the appetite. In the late 1990s, several states legalized the medical use of marijuana. See Fact Sheet 731 for more information on marijuana. ...
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Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is defined as being HIV infected with any of a long list of infections, cancers, wasting syndrome or dementia, or having a CD4 cell count of less than 200 cells/uL. It was originally created and... Read more »

Wasting, Disease...

This is the second time I will write back at your request.You stated that when talking about "wasting" experienced, it is less of a direct effect of the medications and more of an indirect effect of causing loss of appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea. ...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge address to prevent wasting and other problems. It is not always clear about the level of impact each factor has from the long list of potential offenders. If, in your case, the medications are causing the bulk of the problems, then... Read more »

Wasting, disease...

How much wasting and disease which AIDS patients experience is caused by the medications they take?
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
There are many statistics that are not gathered and this is one of those situations. When you talk about "wasting" as a loss of lean tissues, it is likely that the wasting experienced is less of a direct effect of the medications and more of an... Read more »

New drug for Aids Wasting Disease

I would like to learn more about Serono's new drug, Serostim. How does it differfrom the growth hormones on the market now and what are it's advantages over them? Is it reimbursable? Is it readily available? What clinicals are out there?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Somatotropin (Serostim) is recombinant human growth hormone, which was just approved by the FDA. It is generally given by subcutaneous injection at a dose of 4 to 6 mg per day for 12 weeks, depending on body weight. It is generally well-tolerated,... Read more »
The Body

Turning Point -- Part One

...Because of the same illness, totally opposite, it felt like someone was sticking little pins in my feet all day long. I had wasting syndrome , serve dry skin, chronic yeast infections , chronic fatigue, menstrual cycles that lasted 10, 15, and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Two-Thirds of HIV-Positive People in U.S. Overweight, Obese, Study Says

...epidemiologist in HIV/AIDS prevention at CDC who did not participate in the study -- said, "It's very clear now that HIV is no longer a wasting disease in America" (Chang, AP/ Los Angeles Times , 10/4). Back to other news for October 2007 ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy In addition, some studies have shown that obese persons ( body mass index > 30 ) and... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...Pneumonia, recurrent Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Salmonella septicemia, recurrent Toxoplasmosis of brain Wasting syndrome due to HIV Read more »
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