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How is AIDS wasting syndrome diagnosed?

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To diagnose AIDS wasting syndrome, your doctor will ask you questions about your diet, the medications you're taking, and your recent moods.

If your doctor wants to check the tissues in your body, you'll need a body composition test. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is one example of this kind of test: While you're lying down, someone will measure how well a painless electrical signal travels through your body.

Other tests can help you doctor find out if you have problems absorbing nutrients.

From: AIDS Wasting Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center: "AIDS Wasting," "Body Composition," and "Marijuana."

HIV Medicine: "Wasting Syndrome."

MedlinePlus: "Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on December 16, 2018

SOURCES:

New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center: "AIDS Wasting," "Body Composition," and "Marijuana."

HIV Medicine: "Wasting Syndrome."

MedlinePlus: "Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on December 16, 2018

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