Acid Reflux And Hiv

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Acid Reflux & HIV Meds

Help!!! I have been informed by my PCP, Gastro & case manager that GERD is known to be long term side effect from HIV meds. I am currently on 40gr Nexium 2X daily and still each night I have to take ATivan 2mg to sleep! My GERD symptoms are absolute...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally use of Nexium should be OK with Truvada and Viramune. There is a concern about use of Nexium with atazanavir (expect decreased absorption of atazanavir). KH Read more »

Does reflux Esophagitis means HIV +?

HI DrDoes reflux Esophagitis means HIV +? i had an endoscopy done and have been diagnosed with it.... Read more »

Acid reflux and oral sex

Hi Dr. Bob,I've been reading your column for years now and have always found it extremely helpful... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS beans, broccoli, and vegetable skins. Over the counter or prescription drugs may also be used to relieve gas. Heartburn (acid reflux) causes a burning sensation in your chest. It has nothing to do with your heart! It can happen when your... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Dropping Acid: Antacids and HIV Medications

...they should be taken at least two hours before or one hour after taking these HIV medications. Prescription medications for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), or acid reflux, can also decrease the absorption of Reyataz and other medications.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...Potential drug interactions: Treatment-experienced people cannot take with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs -- long-acting medicine for acid reflux). Treatment-naive people can take a PPI with a dose comparable to Prilosec OTC 12 hours before their... Read more »
The Well Project

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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...and sustiva gave me horrible nightmares and daytime delusions. All of the meds made me seriously nauseous and led to chronic acid reflux disorder. I read over the years that doctors were concerned that the HIV meds would lead to disorders of... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...This question may require an answer from a doctor. I've read that alot of people would mistaken the symptoms of GERD to HIV. (GERD is a type of Gastrointestinal disease). Anyway, for example, if one was to have a chronic sore throat and nausea Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...tested negative @ 3 months post unprotected vaginal insertive risk with partner of unknown hiv status. Zero i mean ZERO high risk behavior during the 3 months nor since. learned my lesson i did. well anyway for at least Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...friends... i need your expert opinion. I recently had a sexual encounter (recieving unprotected oral sex). After that i developed GERD and have recently developed a runny nose. However, i have test for HIV by ELISA as followes: 10 weeks, 11... Read more »