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Megace And Hiv

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Megace

What are the side effects of long term use of Megace?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Megace can trigger diabets, adrneal supprssin, blood clots, sexual dysfunction, gut problems and other issues. The weight gain from Megace seen in setting of HIV infection is at least partly water weight and not clearly proven to result in an... Read more »

Megace? Good/Bad?

I was reading a question that was asked on your panel. About Megace and weight gain. I am a... Read more »

Atripla and Megace effects on testosterone levels

Greetings Dr. Keith Henry,I was diagnosed HIV+ little less than a year now. When I was diagnosed,... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

me-JES-trole Brand Name: Megace ES, Megace Oral Suspension Other Name(s): Acetato de megestrol, Megestrol Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Megestrol acetate, also known as Megace, is a type of medicine called an... Read more »
infoSIDA

Acetato de Megestrol

Brand Name: Megace ES, Megace Oral Suspension Clase de medicamento: Infecciones oportunistas y otros El acetato de megestrol, también conocido como Megace, es un tipo de medicamento llamado anticaquéctico. Estos productos hacen engordar al... Read more »
Body Positive

School Work

January 4th, 2001, is the 10th anniversary of my HIV diagnosis. Because I'm working and healthy, I will be able to celebrate it doing what I like to do: cook a pork roast, rice with fresh pigeon peas, and for dessert, a flan, for my friends -- my... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Calls on Cities to Enhance Response to HIV; China Vows to Step Up Prevention

UNAIDS has "issued a call for cities to 'take the lead in making HIV history' by enhancing their response to the epidemic," UN News Centre reports. The article notes that in the next four decades, "seven out of 10 global citizens will be calling... Read more »
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Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do.

I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »

marinol

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Since my appetite has decreased my Doctor has given me a script
for Marinol. It does increase my appetite but I can't control the
effects it has on me. I take 2.5 mg three times a day before meals.
... Read more »

hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

Hello everyone, I am a photographer who is also a PWA and living
in Chicago Illinois. UIIp until June of this year, I have been
positive and asymptomatic for close to 19 years - taking no
... Read more »