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Megace And Immunocompromised

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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...antiretroviral treatment usually leads to healthy weight gain. Treatments for wasting deal with each of the causes mentioned above. Reducing nausea and vomiting helps increase food intake. Also, appetite stimulants including Megace and Marinol have been used. Megace, unfortunately, is associated with increases in body fat. Marinol (dronabinol) is sometimes used to increase appetite. It is a synthetic form of a substance found in...
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Hi i dr first of all i think you are great...anyway im a gay male and recently started seeing a guy we got tested together and both came up negative, mine was at 8 weeks no i read on a site it is 95% accurate at 8 weeks unless you have an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...their blood within four to six weeks of primary HIV infection.Next, "getting sick somewhat frequently" does not mean you are immunocompromised! Folks that are significantly immunocompromised have difficulties with severe persistent infections,... Read more »


Hi Doc Can one make a generalization about the condition of someone immune system with the results of a simple CBC Blood Test?For example, could someone be Immunocompromised with WBC of 7.1 and Lymph % of 32%?Or is this test not specific...
Don Kurtyka, ARNP

Response from Don Kurtyka, ARNP

University of South Florida School of Medicine
...about someone's health, but it's also a broad collection of tests.To answer your specific question, someone could indeed be immunocompromised and have a perfectly normal CBC including normal WBCs and lymph %. --dk Read more »


Hi Doc HolodniyCan one make a generalization about the condition of someone immune system with the results of a simple CBC Blood Test?For example, could someone be Immunocompromised with WBC of 7.1 and Lymph % of 32%?Or is this test not specific...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Not specific. Read more »

ALT in immunocompromised

Why is ALT in HCV sometimes "in range" in immunocompromised?Is there a clear correlation between ALT and liver damage?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The level of ALT reflects liver damage. However, it is important to realize that sometimes liver damage can exist with normal ALT - even in immunocompetent hosts. This has been well-described in patients with active hepatitis C (patients who are... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS are taking (including over-the-counter, prescription, street drugs, and herbs), even if you only use them occasionally. Megace (a hormone) and Marinol (a synthetic version of marijuana) may increase appetite. Marijuana may be effective for... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...itself causes a drop in CD4 cells and NK cells, and recent research suggests that crystal takes a major toll on people who are immunocompromised. How can I find out more information about crystal meth? Check out . This is a... Read more »

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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...microsporidiosis represents an important and rapidly emerging opportunistic disease, occurring mainly, but not exclusively, in severely immunocompromised patients with AIDS. Additionally, cases of microsporidiosis in immunocompromised persons... Read more »
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Help! Vicks Vaporub & Toenail Fungus

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 7 Replies
Hi, The thread "Terbinafine (Lamisil): does fungus recur?" (below, on main page of "Treatment")is mine but I am starting a new thread here in order to try and catch the eyes of people who may be able to help me. My earlier thread resulted in my... Read more »

Angular cheilitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it Angular cheilitis a syntom of HIV Read more »

WIndow period?!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...coinfection with HCV slowing the production of HIV antibodies - I tested negative at 12 weeks. Is it probable that even if I was immunocompromised because of this reason, that I would still have tested positive for HIV by 12 weeks? Should I... Read more »

Issues, issues and more issues

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...etc. I am just wondering why in the hell i keep getting sick all the freagging time. I read on wikipedia,com and on webmd that immunocompromised individuals are more susceptible to the above stomach issues. does anyone have any input on this? Read more »