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How Soon Weight Loss After HIV Infection

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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 »

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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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Weight Loss - not really intentional

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I have a question for those experienced with meds, etc. I have been on Combivir and Sustiva since late January this year. My labs are much better, CD4 up to 550 from 227, VL to undetectable (down from 11,000). I am feeling great. I started an... Read more »

ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Loss of fat or muscle in an individual.

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