Loss Of Appetite And Acute Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel sick at all, or think they have the flu. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some people may have dark urine, light-colored bowel movements, and a yellowing of the skin or of the eyes (jaundice). Your health care...
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HIV-Hep coinfection: test results definitive?

Thanks so much for the personal time that you continue to dedicate to answering questions through the forum.In a potential case of HIV-Hepatitis coinfection (either HBV and/or HCV), and where the individual has shown both acute and then chronic...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...are actually asymptomatic - eg, they have no symptoms. If they do have symptoms, they could be as non-specific as fatigue and loss of appetite.2. You don't mention the nature of the exposure, but most testing for HIV goes out to six months. HBsAg... Read more »

help please potential hbv hiv coinfection

Dear Doctor,After a risky exposure (unprotected oral sex) I have developed all the symptoms of ARS (app 3 weeks after contact) with nightsweats, swollen lymphnodes, loss of appetite, candida, rashes on the face, weightloss, low grade fever at 6...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your risk exposure was low in the first place but it is reasonable to check your serologies one more time. I would fully expect them to be negative. You may want to discuss your severe anxiety with your doctor further since it sounds like you are... Read more »


DEAR SIR,Today it is 48 days after I had sex with a prosititute. I am having pain in lymph nodes recurrently and skin rashes. I have not had fever or diarrhea or loss of appetite. Is it HIV? If not, what other viral infection can it be? I am very...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The symptoms you describe may be due to acuteHIV infection but are certainly not specific for it. At this stage, I would strongly suggest you undergo testing for HIV and other Read more »

Weight Gain

Hello, I just have a quick question. If someone lost a noticable amount of weight during their seroconversion period (like fat loss in the arms, hips and buttocks), is it possible that this could be reversible. Would HAART help stop HIV's ability...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...belly. It is possible, if not probable, that with your acute infection you lost weight and fat all over. This may be due to loss of appetite or changes in your metabolism. HIV itself is hypothesized to have effects on fat cells. Yet, again,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...dose. See tips. More common side effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, fever, rash, and anorexia (loss of appetite). Some observational studies seemed to indicate that abacavir may increase the risk of cardiovascular... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is AcuteHIV Infection? Testing for AcuteHIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating AcuteHIV Infection Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...withdrawing from meth? Does crystal meth cause better sex? Why is there an association between crystal and viruses like HIV and Hepatitis? How can I find out more information about crystal meth? How can I find an... Read more »
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