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Can Hiv Be Digested

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Could Be Worsened by Harmful Bacteria, Like E. coli, in Digestive Tracts

A new study showed that HIV-infected individuals had very high levels of harmful bacteria in their digestive systems that could make their lack of immunity even worse. The researchers believed that the bacteria might directly weaken the digestive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS 2012 Daily Digest: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Science

This digest summarizes the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention science presented on Friday, July 27. Continuum of HIV Care: Differences in Care and Treatment by Sex and Race/Ethnicity in the United States Lead Author: Irene Hall Findings: ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS 2012 Daily Digest: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Science

This digest summarizes the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention science presented on Wednesday, July 25. Participant Adherence in the Bangkok Tenofovir Study, an HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Trial in Bangkok Lead Author: Michael Martin Findings:... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Hiv and the digestive tract.

I have 2 negative tests after my exposure of unprotected sex. One at 4 weeks and one at about 29 weeks after. Problem is they have only been antibody tests, and I still have all symptoms. Getting worse and worse. Starting just yesterday my stools...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There are other infection sone can catch from sex besides HIV. HIV antibody tests are excellent for diagnosis of HIV and second guesses regarding false negatives lead folks to not consider more likely alternative diagnoses.For example Giardia is a... Read more »

digestion

what are conditions that could affect digestion?...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Too many to even list here!! Here are a few: HIV infection, diet, exercise, opportunistic infection, stress, cancers, medications (both over the counter and prescribed), supplements (both over the counter and prescribed), and much, much more. If... Read more »

Digestive Enzymes and Truvada/ Sustiva

I have recently started taking Truvada and Sustiva, is it safe to take Digestive Enzymes? The Sustiva makes it difficult for me to sleep, someone suggested Melatonin, is it safe?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Usually that would be OK with those HIV drugs. I would ask your HIV doc to review the actual ingredients of the enzymes to assess of safety and the possibility of drug or GI interactions. KH... Read more »

unable to digest

My sis-in-law was diagnosed HIV+ early this year after almost dying of menengitis. She has been in and out of hospital since early last year for various ailments before agreeing to get tested. After starting anti-retroviral drugs this year, she made...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There are many missing details regarding which drugs she is on, how low her CD4 cells are, the status of her liver/pancreas, whether she has been checked for H pylori disease, whether she could have a central nervous system problem which can cause... Read more »
Connect With Others

Yogurt to maybe help with digestion

Posted by mom2w, 2 Replies
Hi,

Have any of you used yogurt to help with digestion or replacing good bacteria from diarrhea
and antibiotics?

Thank you,
mom2w
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Stomach problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative at 18 weeks but for the past 3 months my digestive system is failing me. Today at work i was trembling and sweating for about an hour. I dont know whats going on and i hope im not a late bloomer for hiv infection. Your response is... Read more »

Tested Positive Dec.30, 2009

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
I tested Positive on December 30, 2009. Its been alot to digest. Considering how I was living my life for the year prior, its not a surprise. I am a 30yo gay crystal meth addict, who is now in recovery, or atleast sober. Anyway, I am hoping to... Read more »

WORK

Posted by LovingLife, 4 Replies
Hello. I was diagnosed on Thursday and have not been to work since. I just needed a little time to digest the info, and now I need to tell my boss something (but not everything) any suggestions on how to deal with this situation? Any advice would... Read more »