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Wasting Diagnosis

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Early Diagnosis of Facial Wasting - Treatment

Hi Dr. I was recently diagnosed as HIV + 5 mnths ago and have only started Atripla for two weeks or so. I am 32 years old and generally very healthy. My T-Cells went from 500 in August to about 334 in December. Not sure about my viral load but it...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It would be unusual for facial wasting to develop so quickly after starting antiretroviral treatment. However, increased stress and weight loss may produce significant facial thinning in a relatively short period of time. But whatever the underlying... Read more »

Wasting

I really do not have a question I want answered, as much as I do have a deep concern for my current... Read more »

Definition of Wasting

I'm confused about what constitutes wasting...At the time of my diagnosis late last year... Read more »
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Body Positive

As Easy as ESAP

Jack is a person living with AIDS in Brooklyn. He was diagnosed with wasting syndrome, and his doctor prescribed testosterone injections. When going to visit his sister in Buffalo, however, he was in such a rush to get to the airport on time that he... Read more »
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FAQs About Facial Wasting

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Facial Wasting forum ! Basics and Prevention | Treatment | Insurance | Personal Stories Basics and Prevention Newly diagnosed: Which meds should I choose to avoid lipoatrophy? How long should I... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

Whenever we do tests for any illness, they should only be done when there is a true clinical need for those tests, rather than ordering them just because someone wants it. In my years of experience working in this field, I have found that the vast... 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 »
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Wasting Management - PAID ONLINE Research available

Posted by Haley1, 1 Reply
PAID CONFIDENTIAL ON-LINE STUDY

If you have been diagnosed with HIV and have experienced HIV associated wasting, you may be eligible to participate in a paid research study being conducted to learn about treatment and your experiences.

If you call... Read more »

Wasting

Posted by trnyack, 4 Replies
I was first diagnosed in May of 2001 when My Vl was 750,000 and my cd4 was 42m, since then I have been taking a cocktail of Viracept, Epivir, Zerit, and Bactrim, My weight has dropped from around 160 lbs to just over 120, I am nioticing veins... Read more »

wasting

Posted by trnyack, 2 Replies
I was first diagnosed in May of 2001 when My Vl was 750,000 and my cd4 was 42, since then I have been taking a cocktail of Viracept, Epivir, Zerit, and Bactrim, My weight has dropped from around 160 lbs to just over 120, I am nioticing veins bulging... Read more »

Ordeal of self-diagnosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I never thought I would log onto this website or be
concerned about being HIV Positive until I was stupid enough to have an encounter with a prostitute in Asia, two years ago. Though I had "safe sex", from ten minutes after the deed until ten... Read more »