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How To Manage Wasting When You Are Hiv Positive

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weight wasting being an adolescent hiv positive

My daughter is 17 and a year has passed since she began wasting weight. Now she weights 37 kg. We are from Argentina, Ive tried many psychological therapies with no result. My daughter is constantly depressed and deserts every treatment we start. Im...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The wasting is not a psychological symptom. In most people with HIV infection, it is a biological manifestation of caused by some of the Read more »

link to hiv hiv temporal wasting picture

Dr. Gerald,With all this talk in the forum of temporal wasting, I was hoping you could send us a... Read more »

wasting but hiv negative

hi, and thanks for reading this, i think im suffering from wasting, but my last 2 hiv tests were... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Senegal Public Health Advocates Worry Country Backtracking in Progress Against HIV/AIDS, Might Waste International Aid

...historical progress made through sensible policy-making, helpful cultural practice and geographical good fortune" and might waste incoming international aid funds, according to the Times . For example, approval and implementation of an... 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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil: Injections Improve Facial Wasting in HIV Patients

...not a cosmetic procedure," said Serra. "It is corrective surgery," that should be available to all patients who develop facial wasting as a result of anti-HIV therapy. A full-face treatment, which requires two sessions, costs about $500, he... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Serono Sales Rep Charged With Bribing Physicians to Prescribe AIDS Wasting Drug Serostim

...(Kerber, Boston Globe , 12/16). Serostim, which is a growth hormone, is prescribed to HIV-positive patients to treat AIDS-related wasting. Many AIDS patients receive the drug through the state-federal Medicaid program, which includes the... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting) Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that Read more »

aids and wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Does anyone have some uplifting insights as to how to gain weight after losing so much. Hy husband suddenly crossed into AIDS [after 10 years no symtoms, no meds} he has begun hiv treatment, combivir, sustiva, bactrim, zithromax, and is doing... Read more »

Please Feedback on Wasting Question

Posted by willthink4food, 2 Replies
...Body is, in truth how I make a lot of money it keeps me in shape and gains me clients. Over the last 6 months I have began to waste. And I mean quickly. I eat right, work out great, hired trainers better than myself...Ive lost a lot of muscle... Read more »