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When You Have Hiv When Do You Lose Your Appetite

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Lack of appetite, HIV related?

I met a man two months ago who just seemed to be so awesome (I'm a gay man by the way.)We've been dating and hanging out every now and then, basically any chance we got.It wasn't until about a week ago that he told me he has HIV. I of course was sad...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Disclosure is never easy. And while I encourage everyone to disclose their HIV status sooner rather than later, I'm sure you can appreciate just how difficult having "the discussion" really is. Poz folks Read more »

Bipolar disorder and HIV/sexual appetite response

This is more of a response, but I have to say it. I was diagnosed as being bipolar 7 years ago,... Read more »

Having fever and loss of appetite now..am i down with HIV? Please help! Worried sick...

Dear Dr. Frascino,I'm worried sick about the condition that i am in right now. I hope this question... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Medications When you start a new drug, you may experience GI symptoms at first such as: Diarrhea Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite Pains Gas When these symptoms occur as side effects of HIV treatment, they are usually mild, and tend to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...start with a loss of fat. What Causes AIDS Wasting? Several factors contribute to AIDS wasting: Low food intake : Low appetite is common with HIV. Also, some AIDS drugs have to be taken with an empty stomach, or with a meal. It can be... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...Increase bone strength. Decrease cholesterol and triglycerides (see Fact Sheet 123 ). Decrease fat in the abdomen. Improve appetite. Improve sleep. Improve the way the body uses and controls blood sugar (glucose). What Are the Risks of... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...caregiver, and/or lack of social support. How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Symptoms of depression include: Changes in appetite or weight Aches or pains for no clear reason Feelings of sadness, guilt, and/or low self-worth Irritability ... Read more »
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my g-f has hiv-aids dont know what to do

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...hello my girl friend has full blown aids with a 't'cell count of 30 or so cells and has been in the care of doctors for a week now shes been on all the med's including Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
...Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

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 telling me I am loosing weight, good job 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 »