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Although
antiretroviral therapy has slashed the incidence of wasting
among HIV-positive adults, illicit-drug users still remain
at a high risk for the condition, reports Obesity,
Fitness & Wellness Week.
A study of 119
HIV-positive drug users in the Miami area showed that
17.6% of the study subjects were experiencing wasting,
as defined by a 10% weight loss over six months or weighing
less than 90% of ideal body weight.

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