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How To Treat Appetite Loss When You Have Hiv

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The Well Project

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

...over-the-counter, prescription, street drugs, and herbs), even if you only use them occasionally. Megace (a hormone) and Marinol (a synthetic version of marijuana) may increase appetite. Marijuana may be effective for nausea and appetite loss but is not legal or available everywhere. Nausea, vomiting, and anorexia can be particularly problematic for pregnant women who may be experiencing morning sickness because of their pregnancy. Ways to...
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Alqaeda @12week. Yeeeeeeha wooohooo.

Dear experience, compassionate, amazing doctor. Its 12week today and i just tested at a malaysian aids organisation and it turns out negetive, i was very happy and i donated every thing in my pocket to save life of those infected. Do you know you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tumor. 2. No further HIV testing is warranted. Should you decide to retest, it too will be negative.3. I cannot diagnose or treat conditions over the Internet. What I can do is advise you what is not causing your symptoms: It's not HIV. See an... Read more »

non HIV/AIDS MAC

My mom is 70 yrs old with MAC. Non-smoker and no HIV/AIDS. She is taking prednezone, doxiprin, lamprene,coumadin, biaxin, myambutol and insulin for type 2 diabeties. I can not find info on MAC non-related to HIV/AIDS and about these drugs in the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Several of the meds listed are used to treat MAC and addition many of the symptoms listed could be related to side effects from these meds. She needs to be evaluated by a Read more »

AIDS and Diabetes

My brother, a diabetic since childhood, has been diagnosed with full blown AIDS. Could you talk in general about the affects of appetite loss on one with diabetes and how that disease may complicate AIDS treatment?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...much impact on HIV/AIDS if the HIV is kept under control. We do see people with HIV develop diabetes; frequently requiring treatment for the diabetes as time goes on. HIV and the antiretrovirals may worsen the control of preexisting or... Read more »

Depression/cancer/HIV

Taking Sustiva+Epivir+Viread for 2 years. Treated this year for Hodgkin's Disease (ABVD protocol + radiation). Now quite depressed. Likely from the Sustiva or more likely from the chemotherapy? If from chemotherpay, when will the depression...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...several days to a week. If your continue to have symptoms of depression (low mood, loss of interest, loss of pleasure, insomnia, appetite loss, etc.) for several weeks, then you should be evaluated and treated for depression.Many people with... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Contents Depression Is More 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... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

... Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

... What Is Depression? Is Depression Important? What Are the Signs of Depression? What Causes Depression? Treatment for Depression The Bottom Line What Is Depression? Depression is a mood disorder. It is more than sadness or grief. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

... What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus 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 »

Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
...5 weeks after protected sex with a CSW. Sore throat and thrush will not go away. My GP has given me several antibiotics and treated my oral thrush with Nystatin and Mycelex. Niether one seems to get rid of my thrush. Tongue is still white all... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »