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Can Gastrointestinal Problems Kill You

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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 »

Gastrointestinal problems

Dr. Wohl,Last July I took a treatment break after being on meds for two years. With stable t-cells... Read more »

upper gastrointestinal tract condition

Hello NP, I present a question that is worthy of your professional medical interpretation and... Read more »
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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 »
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anxiety is killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
3 yrs ago I gave first aid to a guy who was bleeding.
Some of his blood went on my t-shirt.
I was just informed that the guy is hospitalized with full blown aids.
I think my skin was intact though I can't be 100% sure.
3 months after exposure i... Read more »

the waiting kills me!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just went for an HIV test yesterday.
I know im a worrier, a person with anxiety.
If i've had it, it has been for almost three years.
Symptoms? Well i have had a sinus problem for over a year now, also loose stool for about the last 6 months.
Been... Read more »

please im so worried i will kill my self

Posted by scared123, 2 Replies
i found out that this gut i know has aids,so i started to think if i had any reason to worrie ,so i rembered 3 weeks ago i was helping him install his car sterio and remember how the wires sort of poked me not to sure if they broke skin and not sure... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
Are GI problems associated with ARS symptoms?

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