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Is Weight Loss An Ars Symptom

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Weight Loss during ARS

Hello Dr. BobSorry to bother you but certainly needing your help. I had a low risk exposure about 2 month ago (oral receptive). Given the type of exposure I decided to stop worrying and move on (althought I had a couple of symptoms including...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi H.E.,Oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. Weight loss is generally not associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). You are correct: HIV-associated wasting syndrome is a later-stage Read more »

could this be why i am loosing weight

hello Iam a 57 yr old man diagnosed hiv pos 1990. I have been on most of the drugs for hiv and... Read more »

CD4 count decreasing and loosing weight

I did my CD4 count early January and it was 400. They told me not to worry but right now I'm... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...arms and legs. Fat gain, in some cases, can be cut out surgically or removed by liposuction. Increased exercise and changes in diet can help. For example, more fiber in the diet may control insulin resistance and help decrease abdominal fat.... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

...be able to be absolutely confident of the results, it seemed that the two groups responded pretty much the same. The average weight loss we got was about 15 pounds. The changes in an HIV-positive and in an HIV-negative person were really pretty... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Osteoporosis

...slender and lightweight Factors that you can control include: Having low levels of calcium or vitamin D in your diet Smoking tobacco Drinking more than 3 alcoholic drinks a day Drinking a lot of coffee Being... Read more »
River Huston

Body Shape and HIV

..."Oh, my God, I am huge!" I realized that I was not only diseased but I was as big as a house! What to do? I know all the diets by heart: Atkins, the cabbage soup diet, Weight Watchers, the Zone, 30/30/40/, 90/10, 0/0/0, grapefruit diet,... Read more »
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Toning after Major Weight Loss

Posted by PozBrother, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is Carter, I am trying to tone up my stomach and behind areas, I have loss a great deal of weight, went from 360, now currently 194, and I am 6'4, so it does not look bad.. but I want to tone up and be healthier, Can anyone suggest... Read more »

SLIM GENTICS WILL NOT ACCEPT ME BECAUSE........

Posted by Mssimone, 4 Replies
...we can't accept you because your HIV positive".. IN SHOCK I asked" what does being HIV positive have to do with me trying to lose weight?????" and she replied "Well because your on meds, and stuff like that" ----IN MORE SHOCK! I said "What do... Read more »

Off Zyprexa--Loosing Too Much Weight

Posted by AphasiaNista, 1 Reply
I been taking Zyprexa for the last two years. But now psycho-pharmacologist is weaning me off of it. I never weighed that much in the first place. And now I'm down to 131lbs. I'm on Truvada and Kaletra, and Mepron for PCP. I have no body fat at... Read more »

what is considered weight loss?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hello, I was just wondering what you consider weight loss because although I weigh roughly the same (about 186 lbs) I am definitely thinning out. I can tell in the clothes I wear and Read more »