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I Have Gastrointestinal Problems Does That Mean I Have Aids

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Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Loss of Appetite Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, andanus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food isdigested and nutrients absorbed...
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Gastrointestinal Health And Hiv

Dear Doctor,I have been hiv positive since May 1998 and my current blood work reads great. Low concentration. There is a minor woe, though. It is my stomach. Previous to my infection, I used to complain to my doctor about the strange sensation I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
It appears from what you have written that your previous problems with swallowing were a result of esophageal candidiasis. Unlike oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush) which is limited to the oral cavity, esophageal candidiasis is a more severe... Read more »

upper gastrointestinal tract condition

Hello NP, I present a question that is worthy of your professional medical interpretation and feedback and of which is beneficial to the public. A medical article posted at Medscape.com announced that upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms were quite...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThe upper gastrointestinal tract can be the source of many different problems for folks with HIV disease/AIDS. Most people with HIV disease usually suffer from upper GI problems at some point during their disease process. The major factor... Read more »

What types of problems mean HIV is now AIDS

My Daughter was diagnosed with HIV in 1994 while pregnant. At the time the doctor estimated she had only been infected 6 months due to symptoms she had in that time frame. She is very ashamed of it and tries very hard to hide it from everyone....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Of all the problems you described, only the cervical cancer is an "AIDS-defining condition". Whether the blood in her stool will turn out to be part of an AIDS-defining illness remains to be determined. The social worker asked her about... Read more »

gastrointestinal problems with ratonavir &Saquinavir

Dr Gallant, Is there anything you know of, that can be taken or done for the gastrointestinal problems caused from ratonavirand saquinavir combo.? I am refering to the stomach cramps and extreme flatulance. I am taking 3 phaysyme tablets a dayand I...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
My experience with ritonavir is that people either seem to get diarrhea or flatulence. (In other words, you either suffer yourself, or you let everyone else suffer for you.) For some of my patients with the latter problem, simethicone (which is... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »

Tongue problems?? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
Are there any tongue side effects due to HIV? What I mean is, is there a tongue disorder related to ARS? I've heard that Oral Thrush normally occurs in later stages, is that completely true? I have like a zillion BIG bumps on the back of my tongue... Read more »

waht does this mean ???

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Christine Johnson, a researcher and author, compiled this list of conditions documented in the scientific literature to cause positives on HIV
tests, and provides references for each condition.

Christine notes:

"Just because something is on this list... Read more »

i don't mean to sound like a dissident

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...but my uncle had HIV and died of the drugs (enlarged his heart and liver and gave him stomach cancer) not AIDS

i have read a lot of stories about people who have lived long lives (while HIV+) while NOT on drugs

they seem to be more common than... Read more »