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How To Treat Wasting When You Are Hiv Positive

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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 more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness
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weight wasting being an adolescent hiv positive

My daughter is 17 and a year has passed since she began wasting weight. Now she weights 37 kg. We are from Argentina, Ive tried many psychological therapies with no result. My daughter is constantly depressed and deserts every treatment we start. Im...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The wasting is not a psychological symptom. In most people with HIV infection, it is a biological manifestation of caused by some of the Read more »

AIDS wasting

I am doing a research paper on AIDS wasting and I was going to address using two different meal plans for patients who are experience wasting. I was wondering if you have any advise on how I should hypothetical plan meals for my patients.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...progesterone- based drug, increases appetite and weight, but the gains are mostly fat. This drug can be used in extreme cases of wasting, though.You can look at our web site wwww.medibolics.com for more info.There are very good resources listed... Read more »

is the use of steroids to treat wasting and weight loss really safe in the long run?

I am posting this question again since whent the first time I submitted it when I hit send my computer went blooey! I have been hiv positive for about 9 or 10 years with one bout of PCP about 7 or 8 years ago. Recently I have been diagnosed with...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...is a question you should ask the cancer specialist, as it becomes an issue of whether your it will interact with your cancer treatment. There is also controversy about continuing HAART during chemotherapy. It is clear that weakening your immune... Read more »

Am I doing enuogh to treat wasting??

Hello. I have been diagnosed with wasting. I am taking Sustiva, Crixivan, & Previon to treat HIV. I am taking Megase, Ultrase, Advera, multi-vitamins, Co Q-10, opium, to treat wasting. I am also taking Serastim & Testosterone injections regularly,...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Wow! Indeed you are trying. I do not use megace as it is not very effective in regaining muscle mass. Though you are already using serostim and testosterone you could try oxandrolone or nandrolone. Oxandrolone can be used at doses from 20-80mg... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines Pricing History of Thalidomide, Cancer Drug Used Off-Label to Treat AIDS-Related Wasting

...drug, according to the Journal . The approval gave physicians the opportunity to prescribe the drug off-label for AIDS-related wasting. In clinical trials, Thalomid -- which is manufactured and marketed by the drug company Celgene -- reduced... Read more »
The Body PRO

Treating HIV-Associated Weight Loss and Wasting

...conference. A variety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions are useful in patients with HIV-associated weight loss and wasting. Dr. Mary Romeyn from San Francisco reported a study of oxandrolone (20 mg/day) with or without... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Says Drug Used to Treat AIDS Wasting Not Essential for Treatment

...services for people with HIV/AIDS in the United States, last month said that the drug Serostim, which is used to treat AIDS-related wasting, is not essential for treatment and that patients use the drug primarily to improve their appearances... Read more »
The Body

Treating My Facial Wasting

...meantime, my friends, please be well. Mark To contact Mark, click here . Episode Seven: Treating My Facial Wasting var first = new... Read more »
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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. Read more »

HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting) Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that Read more »

living with facial wasting

Posted by chrisFFF, 1 Reply
...Hello, I wanted to write because I have recently started a website to help people living with facial wasting. Lipoatrophy is a pretty emotional issue to deal with, and I wanted to have a place for people to connect about it and find Read more »