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How To Prevent Loss Of Appetite When You Are Hiv Positive

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some studies, HIV-positive women were twice as likely as men to be depressed (this is also seen in...
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Having fever and loss of appetite now..am i down with HIV? Please help! Worried sick...

Dear Dr. Frascino,I'm worried sick about the condition that i am in right now. I hope this question has never been asked before (i did a search but couldnt find something close to it).About roughly a month ago i had protected sex with 2 prostitutes....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

M2M oral sex - Anxiety/HIV+

I have spent at least an hour reading questions on your site, but wanted to write and ask a question.On February 28th I was exposed to HIV. I had oral sex with a man who showed me paperwork that he was HIV negative. I allowed him to ejaculate into...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...comments:1.Whether someone "showed me paperwork" or even had a lie detector strapped to his Mr. Happy, I would not believe his claim to be HIV negative. We must assume all our sexual partners are HIV infected and take all the necessary... Read more »

Scared!

Dear doctor,I am an extremely paranoid 19-year-old from New York City. I had my first sexual encounter in December 2007 with an airline attendant (male) that only involved unprotected oral sex (he gave me) and the tips of our penises touched each...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...direct drug-nutrient interactions or drug side effects. Vomiting and diarrhea can lead to dehydration and depletion of nutrients. Loss of appetite (anorexia), fatigue, and taste alterations can make it difficult to eat enough. Antibiotics may... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... HIV Medications When you start a new drug, you may experience GI symptoms at first such as: Diarrhea Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite Pains Gas When these symptoms occur as side effects of HIV treatment, they are usually mild, and... Read more »
The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...2-3 weeks Coughing up sputum (phlegm) or blood Chest pain Fever or chills Night sweats Fatigue (unusual tiredness) Loss of appetite Wasting (excessive weight loss) TB Treatment There are two types of treatment for TB: ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...function has already been lost. Swelling of the legs or face or changes in urination may occur. Other symptoms, such as fatigue and loss of appetite, can be confused with other health problems. Your health care provider should monitor your... Read more »
The Well Project

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 Read more »
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my g-f has hiv-aids dont know what to do

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...hello my girl friend has full blown aids with a 't'cell count of 30 or so cells and has been in the care of doctors for a week now shes been on all the med's including Read more »

Confusion & Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...enabled assistance and improvement in many ways: diarrhea, nausea, neuropathy, irritated skin and rashes, wasting, fatigue, loss of appetite, immune suppression and successfully boosting the immune system, reducing side effects of the drugs and... Read more »

LOss of appetite

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have an extreme loss of appetite but my counts are good. I HAve no energy and am depressed! Any suggestions? Thanks! Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...the severe depletion of CD4+ cells as well as a significant number of symptoms including fever, weight loss, pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, night sweats, headaches, and especially, swollen lymph nodes. This is the final stage before the... Read more »