Wasting Syndrome Essay

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worth living’. Older and elderly women living with HIV/AIDS and their bodies’ process known as the lipodystrophy syndrome However, there’s another medical problem the older or elderly adults with HIV may have is called wasting syndrome. Wasting syndrome causes older or elderly adults with HIV to involuntary lose 10% of their body weight along within a 30 days or more period with either diarrhea or weakness and fever. The older or elderly adults with HIV/AID could also lose muscle mass caused by wasting syndrome. According to Holmes, this is an AIDS-defining condition and it relates to HIV associated with wasting syndrome. Wasting syndrome is a sign of late stage disease and can be treated with proper diet, medications to stimulate …show more content…
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, that Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) was one of the first diseases identified in people with advanced HIV disease and is now considered one of the AIDS-defining diseases. However, this virus produces unclosed sores that may look like a cluster of blisters. They pop and crust over before healing completely; this process takes about 7 to 10 days in otherwise healthy individuals, but in older and elderly with advanced HIV disease, the sores may enlarge to 2 to 10 centimeters in diameter, becoming crusted and painful. Nevertheless, the herpes virus causes another illness called Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) it is a cancer. Older and elderly individuals that are healthy and infected with Kaposi Sarcoma herpes virus may not developed cancer. However, according to the CDC, HIV-Infected people become sicker when Kaposi Sarcoma develops. Kaposi Sarcoma tumors grow from cells that line blood vessels and lymph nodes. The cells had form tumors on the skin that appear as brown, purple, or red splotches, called lesions. In some cases, the lesions look worse than they are, as they may cause no other symptoms. Older and elderly adults that have Kaposi Sarcoma may experience painful swelling, particularly around the eyes, in the legs, or in the groin. Although less common, Kaposi Sarcoma lesions can also form in organs, like the liver, digestive system, or the lungs, which could be

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