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Can Hiv Cause Chronic Inflammation In The Stomach

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The Well Project

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

...Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food is broken down, digested, and the nutrients absorbed into the system. It is also one of the body's first immune...
Ask the Experts

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...resistance associated with chronic HIV infection or antiretroviral treatment.Furthermore, a growing body of evidence suggests that chronic inflammation may underlie many of the non-AIDS-defining conditions -- such as cardiovascular, liver, and... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reduced oxygen levels in body tissues. Smoking also leads to oxidative damage, elevated levels of destructive free radicals, and chronic inflammation. The immediate effects of smoking include increased blood pressure and elevated heart rate. Over... Read more »

Transmission of HIV via stomach ulcer?

Assuming that oral and esophygeal health are great, no microscopic tears or cut, no open wounds, what is the likelihood that a stomach ulcer would be the portal of entry for HIV? I understand that the virus is very weak and cannot live in HCl of...
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
I am not aware of any data to answer the question. Read more »

Gastro link and HIV drugs

I started Keletra and Truvada two years ago. I have had problems develop slowly with diarrhoea when I eat oil-based foods, bacon sausage and well as cooking with oil. After lots of tests I find I have bile salt absorption. Is this a side effect of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am not aware of a general problem with bile salts due to Kaletra + Truvada but many patients certainly develop stomach/gut problems on that regimen which could be due to a range of issues. Taking meds with fiber, calcium supplements, judicious Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...think they have the flu. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some people may have dark urine, light-colored bowel movements, and a yellowing of the skin or of the eyes... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Prezista

...are lipodystrophy (body fat changes, including thinning of the face, arms and legs, with or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases or worsening of diabetes (see your doctor promptly) and increased... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

... Drugs to treat erectile dysfunction Drugs to treat tuberculosis Food Any pills that you take go through your stomach. What you eat can affect howmuch of your drugs get into your system. Most drugs are absorbed faster if yourstomach... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...studies show that lipodystrophy affects men and women differently.Women are more likely to see fat gain in their breasts and stomachs while menare more likely to see fat loss in their legs, arms, buttocks, or faces.However, many men and women... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

I feel sick to my stomach and haven't eaten in day

Posted by jackiec, 2 Replies
...i feel so sick to my stomach. i needed to write you all to get your advice. i know i sound pathetic. i had unprotected sex and then 3 days later my lymph Read more »

Not for the weak stomach

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies
Here is a picture I just received. If you have a weak stomack do not click on the link. It is about a jumper who had a terrible fall. http://home.att.net/~songs2/Jumper.jpg Read more »

Stomach noises

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am having an extremely increase in stomach noises. Could this be a symptom? Read more »