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May 14, 2010

hello, i,m infected from Hiv last november my cd4 was 1347 and 21000{hiv} after 2 months my cd4 are 2037 and {29000} i have a a lot of diarrhea problem, at the biggining 14 times a day {lose 10kgrms} now is about 3 times a day every 12 hours. i dont take medicines { my doct said that is too early to start } i eat white meet {proteins and green vegetables, but dont stop even if i take a multi vitamine of bcomplex and ultra levir every 8 hours { is that a problem if im gonna start the meds is gonna be worst?!!! }

Response from Dr. Henry

An evaluation for infections (HIV related or otherwise), food intolerance (ie milk sugar or gluten), malabsorption syndrome, hormone problems, and other causes of diarrean-may be needed to sort out contributing factors. Some HIV+ patients with good CD4 counts may have gut problems due to HIV that may improve on effective treatment so that remains an option worth considering particularly if no other explanation found. KH

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