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How To Prevent Wasting Syndrome When You Are Hiv Positive

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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
...maintenance therapy following the initial 12 week course. This is the only form of growth hormone that has been studied for AIDS-related wasting. Read more »

Aids wasting syndrome (and TPN)

Where can i find a primary literature article about the effectiveness of TPN in patient with Aids... Read more »

Wasting, disease...

How much wasting and disease which AIDS patients experience is caused by the medications they take? Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

...Care (04/99) Vol. 11, No. 4, P. 25; Corcoran, Colleen; Grinspoon, Steven The use of testosterone may help in staving off AIDS wasting syndrome (AWS), according to recent data. Studies have indicated that testosterone levels are low in over half... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Wasting Syndrome

...A common problem among HIV-infected people is the HIVwasting syndrome, defined as unintended and progressiveweight loss often accompanied by weakness, fever,nutritional deficiencies and diarrhea. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

..."wasting" syndrome, which is characterized by the uncontrollable loss of 10% of body weight, as well as fever and diarrhea. Wasting syndrome was common among people living with HIV/AIDS when the virus was first discovered, the AP/ Times reports.... 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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AIDS vs HIV -

Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected Read more »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like http://www.aidsrealitycheck.org, http://www.actupsf.com/, http://www.healaids.com/ or http://aliveandwell.org/ Any truth to these sites? Who Read more »

new friend hiv positive

Posted by kms1021, 1 Reply
...Have a friend who's HIV positive..he has no muscle mass in his legs & can't walk w/out the aid of a walker. I'm concerned about the progression, but Read more »