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Can You Contract Hiv Through The Digestive System

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can hiv meds cause digestive system not to function properly?

hi,i started hiv treatment 3 years ago, when I started I used to go to the toilet two to three times a day but now I only go maybe once or twice a week. do you think there is something wrong with my digestive system because I eat and sometimes too...
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
Hard to say. You should document the frequency and description of bowel movements, as well as what you eat on a daily basis for at least a month and present that information to your doctor.... Read more »


Recently a toxoplasma infection got me admitted to the hospital and the test result of my blood... Read more »

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... Read more »

HIV/AIDS News Digest: July 28, 2011

Here is a quick look at a few HIV/AIDS stories recently reported in the media: Today Is World Hepatitis Day; WHO Says That a Third of the World Infected With Hepatitis (From Reuters ) Thursday June 28, 2011, marks the first official World... Read more »

HIV/AIDS News Digest: March 16, 2011

Here is a quick look at a few HIV/AIDS stories recently reported in the media: Washington State Cuts Funding for State's Only Women's HIV/AIDS Service Organization (From BABES Network-YWCA) While we all know that budget cuts are a... Read more »
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 »
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What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

systemic yeast infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
I posted a while ago about some weird symtoms i was having wondering if it could be a sign of acute hiv infection. I went to the doctor and was told i had a systemic yeast infection. I haven't taken antibiotics lately, and don't know why i could... Read more »

Yogurt to maybe help with digestion

Posted by mom2w, 2 Replies

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

Thank you,
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Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »