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How Soon Does Weight Loss Usually Occur After Infected By HIV/AIDS??

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is...
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weight loss occurence

Hi Doc,Is the weight-loss sydrome prevalent as a chronic condition or does it just occur during the acute viral infection and then later in the very late stages of hiv early aids?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Wasting is a large basket of diseases that can occur at any time during the course of HIV. It can be caused by many things including HIV itself,opportunistic infections and HIV medications. Each case has to be evaluated individually for causes and... Read more »

weight loss in hiv infection

Dr. Fisher,i have one question. weight loss is described as one of the symptoms of hiv infection. how sever is that weight loss and does it happen within a certain period of time?Thanks in advance....
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Weight loss (WL) can be mild or severe, occur early in HIV infection or late, be due to the antiretrovirals or not and may occur very rapidly or muc more slowly. So no easy answers to your questions. In any person with HIV WL that is severe is... 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 or malignancy) and (4) increased metabolism (increased exercise,... Read more »

Gradual HIV related weight loss

I tested positive for HIV and Hep C around 1985 due to a Hemophilia clotting factor transfusion. I just started HIV meds in May 2001 after my CD4 count dropped from a steady 600-700 to less than 100. The doctor started me on a regimen of Sustiva,...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Thanks for your clear and detailed question. It appears to me that you lost 15 pounds shortly after beginning antiretroviral therapy. You have not had any further weight loss since then, including a period of time on therapy for HCV. The... Read more »
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Floaters - Why Do They Occur?

Posted by Anonymous
I was really scared when I noticed floaters. On second thought, I would agree that they are hardly indicative of HIV infection. First of all, I asked many people whether they see floaters. The majority of them do! Also, before my exposure, I... Read more »

weight loss?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
why do people with aids lose weight?? is it because of diahrea and vomitting or does the weight just come off? thanks

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Weight loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the definition of "rapid weight loss"? What is the time frame and how much weight? Also, can stiffness in the back of the neck be a sign of infection?

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possible tranmisson occurance...please help...

Posted by dbztink3
So not to be graphic here but a sexual partner finished himslef and then Shortly after used his semen to lubricate my penis for a handjob...he is hiv positive...how high is the risk of me being infected if the semen came into contact with my urethra... Read more »