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I Have Gastrointestinal Problems Does That Mean I Have Hiv

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The Well Project

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

...appetite Pains Gas When these symptoms occur as side effects of HIV treatment, they are usually mild, and tend to go away after the a few days or weeks as your gut gets used to the medicine. HIV-Related Conditions If GI problems occur without a recent change in medication, it's probably not a drug side effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some...
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GI Problems and HIV

For about the last three to four weeks I have been having diarrhea and cramping. I have been to my MD twice who has tested my stool for various parasites and bacteria and they all have come back negative. He tells me that my HIV can get into the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate how long you have been infected or what your CD4 count is. Although your doctor is technically correct, if you have been infected for a while and this is an acute process, it is likely it is due to something else. 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
...the integrity of the immune system. Folks with higher CD4 counts and suppressed viral load levels tend to have fewer upper gastrointestinal problems. The mouth has always been a helpful gauge in identifying immune suppression. Fungal... Read more »

Gastrointestinal problems

Dr. Wohl,Last July I took a treatment break after being on meds for two years. With stable t-cells of around 450 500 and an undetectable viral load, my doctor felt that because I started drugs while still seroconverting it would be okay to take a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...HIV itself can cause gastrointestinal disease. I have a patient who had a very similar experience. Eventually, her symptoms did Read more »

HIV positive but all in my head!

I tested HIV positive last month. I just had an idea. What if the disease is all in my head? Couldn't stress cause an antibody positive test result? After all, I hear experts on this forum tell people all the time that all kinds of symptoms...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...anxiety about HIV infection and its consequences. Some people develop physical symptoms due to anxiety (rashes, sweats, dry mouth, gastrointestinal problems, etc.), and then interpret these symptoms as evidence of HIV infection, when they are... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Gastrointestinal Problems and HIV

...Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms -- diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain -- are among the most common problems that affect people with HIV. These symptoms can be challenging to sort out, as they can occur as side effects of HIV therapy and due to GI... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...death. A normally-functioning immune system plays a role in limiting the occurrence of cancer. Due to immune suppression, HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to several kinds of cancer, three of which lead to an AIDS diagnosis: Kaposi's... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Body

Is There a Line in the Health Care Reform That Promises a Cure for AIDS?

...health care reform states. A cure would give us freedom from side effects, like complete fatigue, the long list of dreaded gastrointestinal problems, incredibly painful peripheral neuropathy, and a seemingly endless list of many others. A cure... Read more »
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...vaginal sex with multiple partners whose status I did not know I decided to get tested. I was forced to in a way because I had gastrointestinal problems, oral problems, a rash, large red spots, aching lymph nodes and so on. I was expecting the... Read more »

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dual symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...2 1/2 yrs. My problem is that we are having health problems: extremely dry skin that cracks and bleeds, excessive dandruff, gastrointestinal problems, folliculitis, yeast infections, receeding and bleeding gums, red dry eyes, fungal nail... Read more »