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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
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facial wasting, body wasting

hi,i am a healhty 18year survior of hiv. my most recent cocktail is: Truvada 1aday,Viramue 200mg 2dly,testosterone Cyp inj., 2ml once a week along w/ oxandrolone 10mg tabs twice a day.. I am 5'8"and my weight is 137llbs. my normal healthy feeling...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Deca Durabolin is still available and cheaper than before.200 mg a week , a conservative dose used in combination with a daily testosterone gel, costs around $12, for a total monthly cost of $48.Your doctor has to call in a prescription at... Read more »

Will facial wasting reverse?

Dear Dr. Pierone,From the answers you give on many emails it appears that the major culprit in causing facial wasting would be AZT. I have been on regimens for many yeas now that almost always included AZT and indeed my face shows signs of wasting....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Your reading is correct; the major culprit in your case is AZT. Since your lipodystrophy has existed for many years chances are that it will not correct to a major extent. A recent study presented at the Retrovirus meeting showed better fat... Read more »

HIV Wasting and Diabetes

Greetings. My question is purely one of curiosity. Four years ago I was diagnosed with wasting. Initially, I was prescribed to self-inject testosterone and, for the past 3 years, have been on a regime of AndroGel salve, once a day, which replaced...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...you often think about stopping their medications. Your weight and height do not suggest that you are not now suffering from wasting. In fact, a diabetic diet will allow you to control your weight and your blood sugar. For some, it allows them... Read more »

Aids wasting

I have a good friend that has the "wasting" type of aids. He is currently taking HGH andtestosterone therapy, and I have not seen much improvement in many months. In fact he has lost a bit of weight. He is 60 years old, 5'10" and weighs 110 lbs. I...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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

The Cutting Edge
...160-170 pounds. However, some people tend to be thin and a goal weight might be better estimated by a "usual" weight prior to wasting. The fact that he has lost weight to the level you describe puts him at risk for all kinds of problems,... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Senegal Public Health Advocates Worry Country Backtracking in Progress Against HIV/AIDS, Might Waste International Aid

...historical progress made through sensible policy-making, helpful cultural practice and geographical good fortune" and might waste incoming international aid funds, according to the Times . For example, approval and implementation of an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

...Care (04/99) Vol. 11, No. 4, P. 25; Corcoran, Colleen; Grinspoon, Steven The use of testosterone may help in staving off AIDS wasting syndrome (AWS), according to recent data. Studies have indicated that testosterone levels are low in over half... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Taking Unnecessary HIV Monitoring Tests: A Waste of Valuable Resources

...like fear, and guilt, and are not designed for that purpose. That is what counseling is for. Taking unnecessary tests is a waste of your time, the lab's time, and your doctor's time. Taking unnecessary tests is also a waste of your money, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Needle Disposal Needed -- Thorny Waste Issue Growing

...2008, California made it illegal to dispose of used needles in the trash, becoming one of 11 states with such laws to protect waste haulers, sorters, and the environment. However, collection and proper disposal of sharps remains patchy. Needle... Read more »
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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 Read more »

GOODNEWS? OR BAD NEWS? OR JUST A WASTE OF TIME?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...IM FOR SURE RETESTING AGAIN SOON..IM WELL BEYOND THE WINDOW...BUT WHERE DO I STAND? IS 8 WEEKS NEG A GOOD CHANCE? OR JUST A WASTE OF TIME AND TAXPAYERS MONEY? I NEED ANSWERS...ANYTHING! PLEASE IM BEGGIN:( Read more »

A MAYO waste of money... *DELETED*

Posted by LQZ, 5 Replies
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question on wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...does anyone know about wasting? I am still waiting to test, no appetite, and I have lost almost 10% of my bodyweight my pants are loose and people at work are Read more »