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Muscle Wasting In Hiv

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HIV Muscle wasting and Anabolic Replacement

I am wondering if I'm a candidate for testosterone replacement or some other anabolic agent. I've had HIV for ~ 8 months now, on HAART (Truvada & Isentress) with VL < 20, CD4 800 currently. My total serum testosterone level was...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
I would not start any testosterone or anabolics at this time. Your testosterone and weight are OK, even if your body perception may be different. These compounds are effective at increasing muscle mass but will affect your hormonal axis, which is a... Read more »

Muscle wasting

I've been on ARVs for the past 6 years. My buttocks, thighs and legs have shrinked is there... Read more »

Muscle wasting

I write with regards to my Father, his problem is not HIV related, but he has muscle wasting in his... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

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

It is not hard to go into any grocery store these days and see at least one product that advertises low or no carbohydrates on the package. The world seems to have embraced the idea that no or low-carbohydrate diets are good for us. It is a common... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness and... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Treatment for HIV Wasting Withdrawn

Organon International of West Orange, New Jersey, the only U.S. maker of Deca Durabolin (nandrolone decanoate), an injectable anabolic steroid used by many HIV-positive people to combat AIDS-associated weight loss, has decided to cease marketing the... Read more »

The New Quad on the Block: Gilead's Four-Drug, Fixed-Dose Combination With a Novel Booster Sails Through Phase 2 Trials

Myles Helfand, Editorial Director For those of you who last used the word "quad" to describe that dorm you went to in college where you got totally wasted, it's time to update your vocabulary. Calvin Cohen, M.D., unveiled new 24-week data on... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that is required to stay healthy and alive can leave an everlasting mark! I'm referring to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i am worried that my muscles are going to the next thing to go.i have almost no body fat left, and with the anemia, just about no energy to get any exercise. i eat like a pig,and still i continue to lose weight. any advice?

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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 &amp; the cartilidge in my joints started withering away. Did the usual xrays etc &amp; short of joint replacement, only... Read more »

Please Feedback on Wasting Question

Posted by willthink4food, 2 Replies
Basically I have been positive for 2.5 years. I am a personal trainer. My Body is, in truth how I make a lot of money it keeps me in shape and gains me clients. Over the last 6 months I have began to waste. And I mean quickly. I eat right, work out... Read more »