Supplement / Meal replacement product for HIV friend

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    Oct 24, 2007 12:57 AM GMT
    Hey Guys

    A friend of mine who is HIV+ is having problems eating and we are looking for the best product/supplement to help him stay healthy and not lose weight while we continue to look for ways to improve his appetite.

    Any suggestions?
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    Oct 24, 2007 2:16 AM GMT
    marijuana might increase his appetite.
    i love muscle milk chocolate milk shake flavored.
    liquid vitamins.
  • liftordie

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    Oct 24, 2007 2:19 AM GMT
    cronker can his dr. suggest anything?? he may need to go on an IV once a week to keep his electrolytes and other things in check.
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    Oct 24, 2007 10:58 AM GMT
    cronker, don't know how serious his condition is but get a copy of 'built to survive' by nelson vergel. there is tons of good advice in there especially for people with hiv. all about nutrition and weightloss.


    best wishes.
  • jc_online

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    Oct 24, 2007 1:14 PM GMT
    Ensure has been used successfully in many cases. Check with the local AIDS taskforce or community organization - the company donates lots of it around the country so he may be able to qualify for some free of charge.
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    Oct 24, 2007 3:22 PM GMT
    I thought there were some well established protocols to combat wasting, including use of anabolic steroids. Surely his doctor has talked to him about that.
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    Oct 25, 2007 12:26 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the advice guys, very helpful.

    I have only been friends with this guy for a coupleo f months, so I'm not sure about his doctor's advice etc. I will ask him next time I see him.

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    Oct 30, 2007 11:46 PM GMT
    For gaining or just maintaining weight I have found the information given in this eReport to be very helpful. It works well for me. Go to hdfoster.com, click on "Publications," download for free or a 5 dollar donation the pdf titled "What Really Causes AIDS."
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    Jan 06, 2008 5:00 AM GMT
    Ask doctor first. I am not qualified to give medical advice but as far as meal replacements, Met Rx shakes were first formulated for cancer patients which could not eat anymore. I dont know if they still are but it is worth some looking into. Also steroid therapy and marinol (medical marijuana) are also used. There is also an appetite stimulant that is non narcotic. I found when I did not want to eat, junk food really hit the spot. The calories are empty and not healthy but it will keep the fat on you. Depression is also a possible factor. Good luck.