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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