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Alvan E. Fisher, M.D.

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Treating HIV-Associated Weight Loss and Wasting

Fat redistribution syndrome was not the only topic at 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 stu...

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Quantifying Abnormalities Associated with Fat Redistribution Syndrome

Many reports attempted to quantify the types of abnormalities associated with fat redistribution syndrome. Dr. Norma Muurahainen of Serono Laboratories reported on a preliminary analysis of a detailed self-assessment questionnaire performed by 208 pa...

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Growth Hormone (rhGH) and Fat Redistribution Syndrome

Several papers concerning growth hormone (rhGH) and fat redistribution syndrome were reported. Dr. Christine Wanke from Boston reported on improvement in fat redistribution syndrome in 10 patients treated with rhGH in an ongoing 12 week study. All su...

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Treating Fat Redistribution Syndrome

Various treatments of fat redistribution syndrome-associated lipid disorders have been reported. A study from Paris showed moderate improvement in hypertriglyceridemia with dietary intervention comparable to that recommended for non-HIV associated hy...

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Requesting info about Oxandrin

Dear DR Alvan Fisher the reason for this message is that my brother is very sick and his M.D has told us that he could benefit from Oxandrin but this med is not available in my country. We have to bring it back from there. We have all the papers in o...

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Marinol vs. Megace

i just had a visit. CD4 count is 180 and viral load is less than 400. I am horrified at losing weight. I am and have always been a petite woman(even after the births of 3 children)I have tried Megace and it seems to work well in terms of assisting wi...

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Ten year type 1 Diabetic with positive HIV for 4 monthswith

I'm aware of developing diabetes as a complication of AIDS therapy (anti-retroviral and protease inhibitors), but need information on the effect of HIV infection on pre-existing Type 1 diabetes and vice-versa. Since diabetes is immunosuppressive, wil...

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What are the possible Side Effects of Decanandrolen 200?

I recently purchased a bottle of Decanandrolen 200 from some guy a friend recomended. After purchasing the product I noticed that the bottle states that it is for Veternarian Use Only. The person I bought it from claims that its OK to use it. Can I i...

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HIV infection = allergies?

Can getting infected with HIV cause physiological changes in the body such that, allergies to certain types of foods emerge, where no such allergies existed before? HIV is an immunological phenomenon, and when I think about allergic reactions to food...

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How does AIDS affect SLE (lupus)?

Hi. I was diagnosed with SLE (lupus) in 1990, and with AIDS in 2000. My initial T-cell count was 26, viral load 600,000. Unfortunately, I had been taking Methotrexate for years to suppress my immune system and help with my lupus. I have developed r...