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How To Prevent Wasting

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Preventing wasting

Do you not think that wasting may be prevented by starting treatment with fairly high cd4? and while on them for the first few months watch you weight closely making sure to intake enough calories to mantain it?It is just something I have noticed,...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
You are on to something if you mean HIV-associated weight loss and possibly lipodystrophy. We certainly see more wasting with advanced disease but see LD at any stage of disease. There is some evidence that the duration of AIDS and the lowest CD4... Read more »

Prevention of Wasting with the use of Anabolic Therapies

On October 31st I found out that Im HIV+ my CD4 is 368 and viral load is 132,000. I may be at a... Read more »

preventing wasting/gaining weight

HI Doc,My T cells are 580(cd4s at 14%) and my vl is 10,000. I've just started taking... Read more »
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As Easy as ESAP

Jack is a person living with AIDS in Brooklyn. He was diagnosed with wasting syndrome, and his doctor prescribed testosterone injections. When going to visit his sister in Buffalo, however, he was in such a rush to get to the airport on time that he... Read more »
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FAQs About Facial Wasting

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Facial Wasting forum ! Basics and Prevention | Treatment | Insurance | Personal Stories Basics and Prevention Newly diagnosed: Which meds should I choose to avoid lipoatrophy? How long should I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Audit Alleges Waste in Local AIDS Funding

A report from the Pennsylvania Auditor General's Office contends that the Philadelphia Health Department accrued more than $700,000 in waste, abuse and fraudulent spending in its stewardship of state HIV/AIDS money. The audit of 11 of 60 state-paid... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

AIDS Clinical 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... Read more »
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Waste

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
WASHINGTON TIMES
Published: Nobvember 16, 2001 Author: Robert Stacy McCain


Taxpayers paid for AIDS-prevention projects that encouraged sexual activity in direct violation of federal guidelines and met the "legal definition of
obscene material," an... Read more »

Facial Wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has anyone found a way to deal with facial wasting? I'm not on treatment yet but still have terrible facial wasting.

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question about facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous
Is facial wasting from the disease or the meds ?

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Facial Wasting?

Posted by Anonymous
Please help!! I have been told that there is a wasting condition assicated with HIV. In particular wasting of the face . Is it remotely possible that this wasting can start right away( within 3-4 months of infection) I am scared so far all my test... Read more »