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Can Hiv Cause Chronic Inflammation In The Stomach

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious...
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Hiv-2 and Inflammation

Hi Dr.Holodniy, Chronic Inflammation in hiv1 is now known to be a problem (cardiovascular,renal,liver..) during the course of the infection.I wanted to ask if hiv2 also causes chronic inflammation , in the different stages of the infection, i.e...
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
Less well studied, and therefore less well known. However, yes, there is some evidence of inflammatory biomarkers being elevated, which over time could result in cardiovascular or other system damage.... Read more »

Chronic stomach pains

A family member was just diagnosed with HIV and has been complaining of severe stomach pains which lead to nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. My family member was told at a recent doctor's visit that there was a film covering their...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The range of conditions that can cause stomach symptoms (nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite is very broad so a full clinical and laboratory evaluation is needed. AIDS related infections (such as mycobacterial infections or esophageal infection),... Read more »

Chronic stomach pain/gastroparesis/nausea/vomiting

35-y.o. white male with HIV/Hemophilia A, Positive 23 yrs has intractible nausea/vomiting, abd.pain, using lg. amts. of IV anzamet and morphine to control pain/vomiting. No one can explain cause of his intestinal problem;stating gastroparesis but no...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I assume you have had a complete GI workup including endoscopy/biopsy/evaluation for H pylori, endocrine problems? Marinol, Zofran, nutrition via a PEG tube all might help some patients. KH... Read more »

Inflammation

Hello Doctor,This question is not directly related to HIV treatment but this seemed the most appropriate place to ask. In many responses it is mentioned that response to treatment is impacted by many things including amount and duration of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV damage to the immune system (in particular the gut) results in scarring of the tissues and smouldering inflammation (for example if the gut is scarred it may leak more bacterial products into the body/blood system causing inflammation). ART... Read more »
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Stomach noises

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

Upset Stomach

Posted by RL9141, 2 Replies
I've been on Truvada, Prezista, Norvir for about a year now. All is well except I have such stomach problems. Lately I have had chronic diarrhea, stomach pain, stomach gas, nausea. It sucks and anything I eat hurts my stomach. Is it truse that there... Read more »

Chronic Tonsil Cheese

Posted by brent4861, 10 Replies
Tonsil cheese? What is he talking about? well let me tell you...
Horrible feelings of dry phlegm at back of throat mixed with levels of bad taste when it accumulates.

I know deal with it right? But by me bringing it to light here, I will maybe help... Read more »

stomach feels horrible

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm have lots of symtoms but I'm still waiting to take my test again to know for sure. I keep having a achy feeling in my belly. It's weird I don't have a diahrea but I do have a ton of gas. Is this another possible symptom of being infected? I've... Read more »