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Low Weight Gain In Child With Aids

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How to help a child gain weight

My son is 5.5 years old and 40 pounds. We recently adopted him(4 months ago). He is undetectable, cd4 990 (42%), and has been on treatment since 4 months old with no changes. My son takes Kaletra, epivir, and didanosine. I am concerned about future...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

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...doctor can change the didanosine to any other nucleoside (abacavir, tenofovir)? DDI may affect the mitochondria and present low weight issues in some patients.I am assuming that he does not have DDI induced diarrhea, right?Oxandrin, an oral... Read more »

does it mean wen a person is HIV positive,there's no possibility of gaining weight

When a person is HIV positive,is there a possibility for the person to gain weight? What are the... Read more »

Daly menu plan fo an HIV positive lady to gain weight

Hello, I was wondering if you could possibly help me with providing a daily menu plan to gain... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Level Testing

...Food effects: more or less drug can be absorbed depending on how the amount and kind of food in the stomach. Body weight: very low weight can increase drug levels. Very high body weight may reduce drug levels. Metabolism: different people break... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...Treated? There is no standard treatment for AIDS wasting. However, successful antiretroviral treatment usually leads to healthy weight gain. Treatments for wasting deal with each of the causes mentioned above. Reducing nausea and vomiting ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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is there anything i can do to gain weight with hiv

Posted by tracey, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever heard of juven, does it help people like us with hiv gain weight thanks Read more »

how can i gain weight being positive

Posted by tracey, 1 Reply
...help is there any thing that i can take to gain weight and keep it on? has anyone ever taken a supplement called juven? DOES IT HELP YOU GAIN WEIGHT Read more »

Atripla and weight gain

Posted by mimilove, 2 Replies
...I have been reading a lot of posts about Atripla and weight gain and the same info keeps coming back that Atripla does not cause weight gain. Well, I feel this is false information because Read more »

gaining weight

Posted by still_here, 1 Reply
...undetectable 47% and i have gained 34lbs. i've been o Atripla for years now & i'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same weight gain issue? my doctor is in no way concerned with the weight gain, noting i'm a 36yr old female & i... Read more »