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Stages Of Hiv Weight Loss Fever

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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Weight loss in early stage

Dr.,Does lypodystrophy/atrophy occur from HIV alone (i.e. w/o treatment)?If so, has it been noticed in the acute, asymptomatic or late stages of the disease?Does the weight loss sometimes seen initially after infection come all the way back to...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Some surveys of people with HIV indicate that some untreated invividuals have physical signs of lipoatrophy. These are most likely in lean or older people where the appearance may overlap with the beginnings of lipoatrophy. This could occur at any... Read more »

Weight loss normal in early stage?

Hello Cade. A very quick question for you. Would weight loss and wasting gums likely occur within the first three months of contracting HIV. I'm definitely losing weight and am pretty sure this gum wasting has just started to occur. When I...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Weight loss and wasting is primarily associated with two scenarios:1. You aren't getting enough calories and protein in, or2. You are in a catabolic state because of acute infection or injury and are not taking in enough calories and... Read more »

Weight loss and wounds

Dear Doctors,I would really like an answer to this question. I know that I have to get tested and have resolved to do this but I still need to know somethings.About a year ago I had unprotected sex with a girl, that I have been friends with for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
What you described would be very unusual to be due to HIV. The best way to eliminate that possibility and to relieve your anxiety to is to get an HIV test and the counseling that goes with the test(very likely will be negative). KH... Read more »

Weight Loss during ARS

Hello Dr. BobSorry to bother you but certainly needing your help. I had a low risk exposure about 2 month ago (oral receptive). Given the type of exposure I decided to stop worrying and move on (althought I had a couple of symptoms including...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi H.E.,Oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. Weight loss is generally not associated with HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). You are correct: HIV-associated wasting syndrome is a later-stage phenomenon. To... Read more »
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ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

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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weight loss?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
why do people with aids lose weight?? is it because of diahrea and vomitting or does the weight just come off? thanks

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Weight loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the definition of "rapid weight loss"? What is the time frame and how much weight? Also, can stiffness in the back of the neck be a sign of infection?

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what is considered weight loss?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies

I was just wondering what you consider weight loss because although I weigh roughly the same (about 186 lbs) I am definitely thinning out. I can tell in the clothes I wear and people keep telling me that I lost weight. I had a possible... Read more »