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Weight Loss And Hiv

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severe weight loss due to hiv

i have loss a lot of weight. I have not started my meds yet due to insurance problems. i am not experiencing any diarrhea or anything like that so why am i losing so much weight and is there a way i can put the weight back on. my appetite is good....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...markers, such as CD4 count or viral load, but I'm very concerned about your health. There are multiple causes of unintended weight loss- malabsorption, diarrhea, cancer, low testosterone, poor calorie intake, etc. Getting a good medical... Read more »

surgical weight loss and HIV POS


Surgical Weight Loss & HIV

Thank goodness I'm HIV & healthy (if you call BMI of 46 healthy!). I've tried everything to shed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Changes in Body Composition Upon Weight Loss in HIV-Infected Adults

..."The nature of body-composition changes in HIV-associated weight loss is unclear," according to a recent study by US researchers. "We examined the relation between the initial percentage of body Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Weight Loss and Survival in HIV-Positive Patients in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

...Weight loss and wasting have been predominant features of HIV disease progression and have been used as strong predictors of morbidity and Read more »
The Body PRO

Treating HIV-Associated Weight Loss and Wasting this conference. A variety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions are useful in patients with HIV-associated weight loss and wasting. Dr. Mary Romeyn from San Francisco reported a study of oxandrolone (20 mg/day) with or without... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Treating Unintentional Weight Loss Nutrition Options: An Important Piece of the HIV Puzzle

...Unintentional weight loss has long been recognized as a reason for concern in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Both studies and experience have helped Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have a question about weight loss due to HIV: I have not experienced severe weight loss, nor normal weight loss for that matter. But I noticed that even though Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can random bruising for no apparent reason be a sign of positive status?Also it feels like I am losing weight for no reason.I may have been exposed 14 weeks ago but tested negative after 6 weeks. Have had no significant fever or illness, oral white... Read more »

HIV and Obesity

Posted by Donna, 1 Reply
...dealing with it pretty well, my biggest health challenge is being overweight, there is so much information about preventing weight loss and HIV but not much about promoting healthy weight loss when its needed, and HIV.That is what I am all about,... Read more »

Been sick and lost weight recently

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week. This has been my routine for the past year, so it is not responsible for the dramatic weight loss. I weighed 210 two weeks ago and now I'm at 200. I took an HIV test about a month ago and was negative. The... Read more »