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Wasting Diagnosis

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Hiv with Throat Cancer (LATE DIAGNOSIS OF HIV AND RESULTING OPPORTUNISTIC COMPLICATIONS, 2010)

Hi, My father was diagnosed with Throat Cancer in lymph nodes year ago and treatment had gone well and it was well in control. But the infection's started to occur in his mouth and this had doctor's check for him for HIV. And the dreaded news came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...occur! Regarding your dad, certainly aggressive management of his various conditions is warranted. If he is unable to eat and is wasting, intravenous nutrition may be warranted to build him up, stop the wasting and allow him time to heal up from... Read more »

Why muscle wasting & severe pain?

I'm on my HAART regimen, and for the most part I stick to it. My VL is undetectable, my CD4 is... Read more »

AIDS Diagnosis

Even though I was diagnosed with AIDS it is my understanding that once the viral load is suppressed... Read more »
Articles
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

... Table of Contents Introduction Screening for Somatic Symptoms Assessment, Diagnosis and Management Insomnia Assessment and Diagnosis Management Nonpharmacologic Treatment Pharmacologic Treatment Read more »
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... We don't want to make light of what you're going through. Getting an HIV diagnosis may feel like the worst thing that has ever happened to you. BUT PAY ATTENTION TO THIS: There is life after testing positive. Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...including when they are necessary, and when they are not necessary. CD4 Cell Counts These tests are not designed for the diagnosis of HIV, and cannot be used for that purpose. There are many things that can affect a CD4 cell count (both... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...ever been. It's completely possible for many people with HIV to live their lives no differently than they had before their diagnosis (although healthier living becomes more important, and having safer sex is always critical). However, because... Read more »
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On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all Read more »

IN THE THROWS OF A RECENT DIAGNOSIS OF POSITIVE

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
WELL .,HERE i AM AT 52....having survived the first and second waves of HIV as a gay man in NYC in 1975-1983..and find myself now...in 2006 facing this disease ...like you all are.. I am a hep c survivor...took that treatment and tolerated it... Read more »

Mystery Diagnosis casting- Lipodystrophy Stories

Posted by mysteryd08
...We are currently casting for the eighth season of Mystery Diagnosis. We profile stories of people dealing with rare medical conditions or diseases who have struggled to find a diagnosis, and have Read more »

Ordeal of self-diagnosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...yourselves. If you can't hold your urges in the first place, at least have yourselves tested. Don't go through this ordeal of self diagnosis. Get yourselves checked out. Now I have to come to terms with myself about having cheated on my wife... Read more »