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Ways To Treat Wasting

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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 fever. Wasting is linked to disease progression
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Am I doing enuogh to treat wasting??

Hello. I have been diagnosed with wasting. I am taking Sustiva, Crixivan, & Previon to treat HIV. I am taking Megase, Ultrase, Advera, multi-vitamins, Co Q-10, opium, to treat wasting. I am also taking Serastim & Testosterone injections regularly,...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Wow! Indeed you are trying. I do not use megace as it is not very effective in regaining muscle mass. Though you are already using serostim and testosterone you could try oxandrolone or nandrolone. Oxandrolone can be used at doses from 20-80mg... Read more »

Studies on reversing wasting

I have been checking out the Q & A section for the last two years and I have seen no reference to research that is being done to reverse wasting. Can you tell me if any research/trials are under way, please.Dave
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...anabolics and growth hormone work well. And then there is the new wasting, due to mitochondrial toxicity. There is much less data on treating that problem, but lots of work is being done as we speak, just no answers yet! DTD Read more »

wasting vs. lipodystrophy

How is the wasting syndrome related to lipodystrophy? Is the bottom line, in both cases, the same? Can they be treated with the same drugs (HGH, testosterone, oxandrin)?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...and triglycerides in the blood), insulin resistance (high blood sugars), fat redistribution (either fat accumulation or fat wasting in specific body areas). This is a new syndrome (by the way, not yet precisely defined) that is different from... Read more »


Hello. I am concerned about wasting due to HIV drugs. I am not on any medications at this time, but am concerned with wasting of face, arms, and legs. What can be done to prevent wasting. Tahnk you for consideration of my question.
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...with some of the drugs, these associations are not necessarily the cause of LD. We do not know what to do to prevent LD or to treat it as we do not understand the causes. I think that the nucleosides are more likely to be associated with LD... Read more »
The Body

Treating My Facial Wasting

...meantime, my friends, please be well. Mark To contact Mark, click here . Episode Seven: Treating My Facial Wasting var first = new... Read more »
Women Alive

Women and Wasting

...common complication of HIV disease.Despite the tremendous progress made in developingantiretroviral therapies, prophylaxis and treatments foropportunistic infections, the prevalence of wastingsyndrome appears to be increasing. Two studies... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Wasting and Metabolic Changes in the Era of HAART

...At first glance, wasting syndrome -- an often chronic and sometimes life-threatening complication experienced by many people living with HIV and AIDS Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... What Is Cryptosporidiosis? Can Crypto Be Prevented? How Is Crypto Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptosporidiosis? Cryptosporidiosis (crypto) is an infection caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting) Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that Read more »

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 »

Facial Wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has anyone found a way to deal with facial wasting? I'm not on treatment yet but still have terrible facial wasting. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...problem, and so Ive heard from some sero+ people. Others say is because of protease inhibitors, and others say is a mixture of treatment effects and personal disposition to it. My experience with ddi has been quite good in that sense, and while... Read more »