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How To Treat Loss Of Appetite When You Have Hiv

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Loss of appetite

1.How can I handle loss of appetite as a result of my medication?2.The second line HAART I am placed on seem not to suit my system,what are the effect of changing to another type?3.Can hepatitis be cured during HAART TREATMENT? I am...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
1. The key for the loss of appetite will be to make sure the cause is your medications, and not something else that can be specifically treated. If it appears to be the medication, then early on you can think about using something to combat nausea... Read more »

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...
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, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

Loss of Appetite

I recently started taking meds for HIV (Sustiva and Epzicom) and my appetite has decreased. Is there anything I can do to get my appetite back and to gain weight?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Gi complaints including fullness or loss of appetite are fairly common initially with the regimen you are taking. I often would check to make sure your hormone levels (thyroid and testosterone) are OK. A review of your medical status my your HIV... Read more »

LOSS OF APPETITE

MY 68YRS OLD MOTHER DIAGNOSED BEING HIV+ 2000 HAS LOST A LOT A WEIGHT SHE HAS NO APPETITE LOOKS LIKE A WALKING CORPSE SHE WAS A 280 5"0 WHO NOW IS ABOUT 135LBS IF THAT HOW CAN HER APPETITE COME BACK AND GAIN WEIGHT AGAIN?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
There are many causes for lost of appetite. Depression, medications, illness, lack of taste, and others can cause this problem.Have her talk to her doctor to ensure that she is not suffering from depression or to see if there is no underlying cause... Read more »
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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 »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »

loss of stamina, side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi,

I've been HIV+ for a long time. One of the first people tested, back in 1985. I never had any complaint, or took any therapies, untill last Summer. My T-cells were always low but I felt great. I really enjoyed sports and was very competitive for... Read more »

COPING WITH MILD MEMORY LOSS

Posted by just4247, 6 Replies
HI! I'M NEW TO THE BOARD HERE AND JUST GETTING MORE FEEDBACK. I STARTED MEDS FOR THE FIRST TIME A COUPLE YEARS AGO SINCE BEING DIAGNOSED IN 2000. I WAS HAVING MILD MEMORY/CONCENTRATION PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE IMPROVED SINCE MED. I'M UNDETECTABLE AND... Read more »