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Loss Appetite Symptoms Of Hiv Infection

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...infections from occurring is to keep the immune system healthy by using HIV drugs when necessary and seeing your doctor on a regular basis. Bartlett, J.G. (2003). Management of opportunistic infections and other complications of HIV infection. Medical Management of HIV Infection, Online Edition. Ch. 5: Retrieved July 2003 from http://hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/book_toc.html . Herbrecht R. et. al. (2002). Voriconazole versus...
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »

Unprotected Encounter + Symptoms

Dear Dr Bob,9 weeks ago I had unprotected oral and vaginal sex with a girl (that I haven't known for too long) of unknown status. Stupid I know, but here in Australia, HIV is not as big of an issue as compared to the USA, and I am confident I always...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antibody in the blood within four-six weeks following primary infection. 2.It is true that in the early stages of HIV primary infection HIV viral load often skyrockets. High HIV plasma viral loads are associated with increased risk for HIV... Read more »

weight and hiv

why is it hard for hiv people to gain weight and in how many instances is this the case? is this really prevalenet among hiv people? and why? at what stage does this occur in hiv? when you get it, later on? thanks
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...infection. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to weight loss when it does occur. These include metabolic changes, loss of appetite (due to illness or as a side effect of medications), hormonal changes (eg. lower testosterone... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...anti-depressants used are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, called SSRIs . They can cause loss of sexual desire and function, lack of appetite, headache, insomnia, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, and restlessness or anxiety. The ... Read more »
The Body PRO

Clinical Management of the HIV-Infected Woman

...appetite, but they are typically still, weight-wise, doing about the same as they were. So, I don't look for weight loss as being a symptom of HIV in women as much as men. Bonnie Goldman: Is there an understanding of the mechanisms... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Primary HIV Infection

...predictors of primary HIV infection, especially when occurring in combination with one or more of the following symptoms: Loss of appetite Joint pain Sore throat Muscle pain Swollen lymph nodes Diarrhea Fatigue Nausea and vomiting ... Read more »
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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...in 1 week Odynophagia (34.3%) - lack of saliva production, dry mouth, speech becomes thick and indistinct Anorexia (27.1%) - lack of appetite Diarrhoea (27.1%) - this refers to prolonged diarrhoea, for several days Nausea (25.7%) Oral candidiasis... Read more »

ARS 2

Posted by Anonymous
...predictors of primary HIV infection, especially when occurring in combination with one or more of the following symptoms: Loss of appetite Joint pain Sore throat Muscle pain Swollen lymph nodes Diarrhea Fatigue Nausea and vomiting... Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...Rash 51% 4.8 (2.4-9.8) Oral ulcers 37% 3.1 (1.5-6.6) Arthralgia 54% 2.6 (1.3-5.1) Pharyngitis 44% 2.6 (1.3-5.1) Loss of appetite 54% 2.5 (1.2-4.8) Weight loss > 2.5 kg 32% 2.8 (1.3-6.0) Malaise 68% 2.2 (1.1-4.5) ... Read more »