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What Does Wasting Syndrome Look Like

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Wasting, disease...

How much wasting and disease which AIDS patients experience is caused by the medications they take?
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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

The Cutting Edge
There are many statistics that are not gathered and this is one of those situations. When you talk about "wasting" as a loss of lean tissues, it is likely that the wasting experienced is less of a direct effect of the medications and more of an... 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... Read more »

malabsorbtion of medication & wasting disease

My brother has full blown aids. First diagnosed 12 years ago. Has had crypto, shingles & diseased... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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... Read more »
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

Body Composition Tests

...Repeated measurements can be helpful in monitoring body shape changes associated with lipodystrophy (see Fact Sheet 553 ) or with wasting syndrome (see Fact Sheet 519 ). Some of these measurements are used to determine if someone is... Read more »
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question about facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous
Is facial wasting from the disease or the meds ? Read more »

Starting Meds Tomorrow...NEED ADVICE!!

Posted by running4it, 6 Replies
Im suppose to start my regimen tomorrow. I am nervous as hell. I have never taken any medication before. I dont know where to turn. Can someone please give me advice. some hope, some assurance that I will be ok? I have that hardest time swallowing... 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 afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »