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Megace And Muscle Mass

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Marinol vs. Megace

i just had a visit. CD4 count is 180 and viral load is less than 400.I am horrified at losing weight. I am and have always been a petite woman(even after the births of 3 children)I have tried Megace and it seems to work well in terms of assisting...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Both marinol and megace are appetite stimnulants which generally help people with HIV gain weight. Both are reasonably safe; marinol has very few side effects other than a "buzz" that some people feel with higher doses. I don't... Read more »

megace to gain weight

i am a healthy person weighing 80 but height 6 feet so i want to use megace to gain body weight... Read more »

Muscle Mass

I was wondering about muscle mass. I am 43 years old and had HIV about22 Years and I am on meds for... Read more »
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Building Muscle Mass

I've been HIV+ for about three years and recently started working with a trainer. I've always had trouble putting on muscle mass (called "scrawny" in high school). My trainer told me that doctors sometimes prescribe testosterone for people with HIV.... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

BMI -- Body Mass Index: About BMI for Adults

What is BMI? How is BMI used? Why does CDC use BMI to measure overweight and obesity? What are some of the other ways to measure obesity? Why doesn't CDC use those to determine overweight and obesity among the general public? How is... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH Study Finds HIV-Positive Young Men at Risk of Low Bone Mass

Young men being treated for HIV are more likely to experience low bone mass than are other men their age, according to results from a research network supported by the National Institutes of Health. The findings indicate that physicians who care... Read more »
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ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Loss of fat or muscle in an individual.

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Info on window from Mass site

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.mass.gov/dph/cdc/factsheets/hivfac.htm

This website says it takes between 6 weeks and 6 months to pick up antibodies therefore some of the posts dont seem right in saying 6 weeks is the windo. Whats the deal? Read more »

Western Mass

Posted by musclecub, 1 Reply
Looking to get to know other Hiv men in the area of Western Massachusetts

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Who or what is the Dept. of MASS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I caught a post referencing that the Dept of MASS. The reference was that they say that an ELISA test is conclusive after 6 weeks. So who are they and what type of credibility do they offer?

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