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HIV cause Gastro or lactose intolerance?

Mar 29, 1999

I am just wondering if occasional diarrhea or loose dark stools is indicative of infection. Had high risk exp about 6 weeks ago and also I am all of a sudden intolerant to milk. Every time I drink it, the next day i will either loose runny stools or diarrhea..I used to drink 4 cups of milk a day with no problems! I heard that diarrhea or gastrointestinal problems are not seen in ARS or acute infection/seroconversion and these usually show up when AIDs this true can you please help! Thanks

Response from Dr. Holodniy

It would be extremely unlikely that this symptom alone would be the presentation of acute HIV infection. You still need to get tested though if in fact you had a high risk exposure. MH

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