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Should I Take Megace If I Have Aids

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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 please do tell me the way to achieve my goal
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...in most individuals, even those with advanced cancer. It is also used to boost appetite in individuals with other cancers or HIV/AIDS.Megace us the worst drug to use for weight gain. It increases mostly fat mass, hyperglycemia, risks of blood... Read more »

Loss of appetite

I began atripila march 8/07. I was always thin at 5'9" 1501bs now on 4/10 lost I'm 138, ( very... Read more »

Why doesn't Megace work for me anymore

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1993. I was down to 100 pounds. My doctor put me on Viracept, Epivir... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

...acetate, also known as Megace, is a type of medicine called an anticachectic. Anticachectics are drugs that cause weight gain. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Megestrol acetate was approved by the FDA on September 10, 1993, for use in the treatment of... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of 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

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...to 19 years - taking no propholaxis. We can document those dates back to 1982 via the MACS (Multi AIDS Cohort Studies) and strongly beleive I had a calssic sero-conversion in August of 1987. In January of... 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 »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

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...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

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...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »