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Spicy foods
Jul 6, 2005

Hello Doctors,

thanks for all the support. I have been positive for 5 years. I am not on any medicine. My numbers average about 600 tcells and 10,000 VL. I have noticed that I have become very sensitive to spicy foods. Should I be concerned? Is this HIV related?

Kar

Response from Dr. Wohl

Dear Kar,

Hard to ascribe this to the virus. I would not be concerned, unless you live in Mexico or the Szechuan province of China.

This may be a sign of budding gastritis. See if some antacids before hand help out.

DW



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