Are your patients experiencing symptoms of HIV‑associated wasting?
Patients living with HIV may experience episodes of unintentional weight loss, loss of LBM, and decreased physical endurance. Looking beyond unintentional weight loss and identifying other symptoms can be an important factor in determining if they are experiencing HIV‑associated wasting. This is why it’s important to talk about any symptoms they may be experiencing at every appointment.
A holistic approach to determine if your patients are experiencing symptoms of HIV‑associated wasting includes initiating open-ended discussions about LBM, body weight, and physical endurance.
The following steps can help you decide if further intervention and treatment may be right for your patient.