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Muscle Wasting In Hiv

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Waisting in the arms

If you lose body fat in the arm area (small pocket by the elbow between the bicep and tricep)due to waisting, can you ever get it back. And if not is there any cosmetic procedure that can help restore the look.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Actual muscle wasting due to HIV infection is not being seen as often with effective use of antiretroviral medications. Loss of fat from arms/legs Read more »

Muscle atrophy

I am a forty year old male and positive since 1994. I started taking ARVs in 1999. Cryptococcus... Read more »

Prevalence of AIDS-associated muscle wasting

I am trying to assess the prevalence of AIDS-associated muscle wasting in the United States. Any... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Muscle-Wasting Effects of Low-Carb Diets on People With HIV

...body mass, is an AIDS-related complication and can be life threatening. If this kind of diet produces muscle loss among non-HIV-positive people, there is all the more reason for HIV-positive people to pay attention to a balanced diet. What... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...just 5% of body weight can have the same negative effects. Wasting is still a problem for people with AIDS, even people whose HIV is controlled by medications. Part of the weight lost during wasting is fat. More important is the loss of muscle... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

... Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? What Is Normal Kidney Function? How Do I Know if There Are Problems With My Kidneys? What Are Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...Exercise Important? What Are the Advantages of Exercise? What Are the Risks of Exercise? Exercise Guidelines for People With HIV The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Exercise Important? Exercise cannot control or fight HIV... Read more »
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Please Feedback on Wasting Question

Posted by willthink4food, 2 Replies
...enough to maintain what I have) Do you think it's right to have to have two doctors...? I mean the man is smart he is head of the HIV program at the University and I trusted everything he has said for almost three years and has not led me wrong... Read more »

muscle & joint pain

Posted by ElGringo, 1 Reply
...Just wondering if anyone else has probs with joint disease or muscle wasting? I didn't have much of an issue til about 3 yrs ago & the cartilidge in my joints started withering away. Did the usual xrays Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why is losing weight a sympton for early hiv?? how does it make you lose weight can someone please tell me im scared that i might be hiv positive Read more »

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 »