Your patients may experience wasting even when their HIV virus is controlled1,2
Despite viral suppression, patients with HIV may suffer from unintentional weight loss, loss of lean body mass, and loss of physical endurance. These symptoms are hallmarks of HIV-associated wasting.2,3
Use this site to explore some information about diagnosing and treating HIV-associated wasting (HIVW), as well as its underlying causes.
Diagnosing HIV-associated wasting properly means you need a complete picture of all the symptoms your patients are experiencing. Use our patient profiles to have a productive conversation with your patients.
Like the disease itself, the causes of HIV-associated wasting are complicated and multifactorial. Learn more about the pathogenesis of this syndrome.1
See the current options for treatment as well as nutrition and exercise recommendations for your patients.
- Mangili A, Murman DH, Zampini AM, Wanke CA. Nutrition and HIV infection: review of weight loss and wasting in the era of highly active aniretroviral therapy from the nutrition for healthy living cohort. Clin Infect Dis. 2006;42(6):836-842.
- Tang AM, Jacobson DL, Spiegelman D, Knox TA, Wanke C. Increasing risk of 5% or greater unintentional weight loss in a cohort of HIV-infected patients, 1995 to 2003. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005;40(1):70-76.
- Dudgeon WD, Phillips KD, Carson JA, Brewer RB, Durstine JL, Hand GA. Counteracting muscle wasting in HIV-infected individuals. HIV Med. 2006;7(5):299-310.