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Managing Gut Symptoms


HIV
& You

The Bottom Line


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  • Serious gut side effects are seen with few HIV medications.
  • All HIV medications have the potential for gut side effects.
  • Adjusting your life to cope with gut symptoms can happen, but be sure to take a close look at any side effect that is unusual or persistent for you.
  • Never stop taking your HIV medications without first talking to your doctor.
  • There are prescription, over-the-counter and complementary treatment options for many gut problems.
  • Consider altering your diet to remove foods that may be causing gut distress.
  • Talk to all your medical providers -- doctors, pharmacists, nurses and dietitians -- and be as honest as possible.



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