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Colonoscopy Preparation, Nsaids

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Truvada and lactic acidosis in colonoscopy prep

hi. i have a colonoscopy prep to do in the next few days. i've been taking Truvada for about 2 months now. my concern is, since preparation for a colonoscopy can cause dehydration AND Truvada does have a risk of inducing lactic acidosis...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Lactic acidosis is astonishingly rare and takes many weeks if not months to develop- most of the reports of LA come from the bad old ddI and d4T days, and I'm not sure if I've ever heard of a credible case... Read more »


Can Hemmoroids cause blood in your stool? I had a colonoscopy in 1997 and all they could come up... Read more »


Hi Doc, quick question: assuming a person is going thru ARS after a possible exposure, can NSAIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Screening Colonoscopies Urged for HIV-Infected Patients

A new study finds that HIV-positive patients have a higher prevalence of colonic neoplasms and should be offered screening colonoscopy. "Although non-AIDS defining malignancies are rapidly increasing as HIV-infected subjects live longer, little is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis Testing Conducted During Colonoscopy Appointments Aided Older Patients

Researchers investigated whether baby boomers would be willing to be tested for viral hepatitis during routine colonoscopies. The researchers offered hepatitis tests to 500 individuals ages 50 to 65 years during appointments for outpatient... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Miami Veterans Administration Hospital Reaching Out on Colonoscopy Risk

The Miami Veterans Administration hospital is continuing efforts to reach the 216 veterans it has not yet been able to contact to warn them of their risk of hepatitis or HIV. In late March, the hospital notified more than 3,000 local veterans of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: 79 Veterans Administration Patients Never Learned of Colonoscopy Risks

Department of Veterans Affairs officials identified but failed to notify 79 patients who should have been included last year when the VA informed more than 2,400 Miami-area patients that improperly cleaned equipment put them at risk for hepatitis B,... Read more »
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Have You Had Your Colonoscopy?

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
Anyone 50 or over should have had a colonoscopy by this time. So, for those of us over 50 here is some colonoscopy humor:
A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing... Read more »


Posted by danni, 4 Replies
how are you suppose to prepare your self, how do accept the fact that you will die soon? i am so SCARED!!!

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food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »

Mental Preparation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have reason to believe I was infected (probably a few years ago) based on some symptoms I have been having (I know you can't base on symptoms alone) and am getting my test results later today. I have spent the last couple of weeks reading a lot... Read more »