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Athlete living with AIDS

Do you think that it is a good idea for an athlete who just found out that he was HIV positive, to continue to play football. Is it okay for his body, physically.

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Genotropin Vs Serostim

Hi Doctors, I'm HIV+ since 11/98 and not on meds at this time. My VL and CD4 have been checked every 2 months and have remained consistantly at about VL 35,000 and CD4 480. Since I've been stable, I'm still deciding when to start meds. I am using th...

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How long should a stint of Oxandrin be taken? Are you concerned about liver problems as a result from taking this steriod. What about drinking while taking it?

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weight loss during ARS

Dear Dr. What causes weight loss durig HIV acute retroviral syndrome, and is it just fat that is lost or muscle too? Also is there an average amount of lbs that are lost? DOes the lost weight come back quickly or does it take time? Thanks Ron

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Any kind of med that makes me want to eat

I seem to go through period's when I can't eat enough food it seem's like I'm alway's hungry,then I go through time's when food--just the smeel of food makes me want to throw up and just get sick,then sometimes I'm really hungry and I just don't want...

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Marijuana versus Marinol

In recent debates over the use of marijuana versus marinol to help PWA's against wasting and other side effects such as naseua or diarrhea; what is your position on legalizing marijuana for medicinal porposes? Also are there any pros and cons between...