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Wasting Syndrome Due To Hiv

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The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...species or unidentified species, disseminated or extrapulmonary Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia Pneumonia, recurrent Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Salmonella septicemia, recurrent Toxoplasmosis of brain Wasting syndrome due to HIV
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fat redistribution

I read your response to a question about changes in body shape from HIV meds. Other articles I've read say you can get fat redistribution, excessive fat in abdomen and buffalo hump or other abnormal fat accumulations from HIV meds. You are saying...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...although talked about often has not been found to be common at all in well conducted studies.Now not ALL body shape changes are due to HIV. I have some patients who want to blame their meds for general weight gain or their spare tire. But, when... Read more »

New drug for Aids Wasting Disease

I would like to learn more about Serono's new drug, Serostim. How does it differfrom the growth hormones on the market now and what are it's advantages over them? Is it reimbursable? Is it readily available? What clinicals are out there?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...maintenance therapy following the initial 12 week course. This is the only form of growth hormone that has been studied for AIDS-related wasting. Read more »

sustan9on and diet

hi,can u tell me of a safe cycle of sustanon 250caz i want to get size and ripped with less side effects,also what should i eat more.plz help as i dont know whom else to contact,im 28yrs and weigh 80 kgs.thankq
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
..."Built to Survive", www.medibolics.comTalk to your doctor about the safe use of anabolics and testosterone for the treatment of wasting syndrome in HIV. You should not be buying underground products from other countries if you are positive and... Read more »

wasting drug of preference?

Dr. Dave,Godsend to you for all your efforts to this site. Now, which is your wasting drug of preference to combat hiv disease? Donelly
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...extent megestrol acetate (Megace). Data do exist for thalidomide and anabolic steroids. Of course, now the best therapy for wasting syndrome is effective HIV therapy.DW Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Wasting Syndrome

...A common problem among HIV-infected people is the HIVwasting syndrome, defined as unintended and progressiveweight loss often accompanied by weakness, fever,nutritional deficiencies and diarrhea. 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 Read more »
AIDSinfo

Testing HIV Positive -- Do I Have AIDS?

...(recurrent) Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Salmonella septicemia (recurrent) Toxoplasmosis of the brain Tuberculosis Wasting syndrome People who are not infected with HIV may also develop these diseases; this does not mean they... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...wards increased 360 percent from 1992 to 1998, concomitant with a steep rise in HIV seroprevalence. High rates of mortality due to endemic conditions such as TB, diarrheal diseases and wasting syndromes, formerly confined to the elderly and... Read more »
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cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual Read more »

AIDS vs HIV -

Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected Read more »

Good information on the board

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
...Pneumonia, recurrent** Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Salmonella septicemia, recurrent Toxoplasmosis of brain Wasting syndrome due to HIV ** Added in the 1993 expansion of the AIDS surveillance case definition.... Read more »