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Colonoscopy Preparation, Nsaids

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Diarrhea

...health care provider may look inside your digestive tract with a special tool or scope. The name of this procedure depends on where the health care provider is looking. "Endoscopy" is a general term that means "to look inside." A colonoscopy is a procedure where the health care provider examines the colon, and so on. The cause of about one third of all cases of diarrhea cannot be determined. How Is Diarrhea Treated? 1. Change What You...
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colonoscopy risk of hiv ( Donation Reference xxx)

Dear doctor,i had a colonoscopy procedure 15 days ago.my concern its about the horror notice about de Veterans in Miami.do i have to worry about? Do you recomend hiv test after this kind of procedures?y had a kind of diarrea, since 2 days after the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...improperly sterilized equipment or if their exposure occurred afterward (unprotected sex, intravenous drugs, etc.). Please note colonoscopies are done countless times per day in medical facilities around the globe. The chance of contracting HIV... Read more »

Permanent NSAID use

Which NSAID would be safest to use for the rest of your life for a condition that will never go away such as osteoarthritis.My doctor has me on meloxicam, but I wonder if there aren't safer alternatives for permanent use.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are a mainstay treatment for many rheumatological diseases; while I'm not expert in arthritis, Read more »

What NSAID is the safest to use?

I was diagnosed wit HIV two years ago and recently started taking Atripla. For the last several months, even before starting HAART, I've had continued aches and pains that I've taken various NSAID's to control. Since the pain seems to be something...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)are generally safe to take for short term relief of aches and pains. I generally stick to the generics-- ibuprofen or naproxyn Read more »

hepatitis or HIV from a colonoscopy?

I had a colonoscopy for some bowel issues. They took some biopsies that showed no colitis. About 5 weeks later, I get this continuous, unrelenting high fever 101-103F for 12 days straight. I had chills and muscle pains and felt like crap with...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am not aware of any cases of HIV transmission through colonoscopy. Also, HIV doesn't usually cause such a high level of hepatitis.There are a few case reports of hepatitis C transmission through Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...your blood for HIV-related infections, proteins, vitamins, and other nutrients Use a special tool to look inside your gut (colonoscopy or endoscopy) It can be difficult to diagnose the cause of diarrhea, but it is important to try since many... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

What Is Enfuvirtide? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Enfuvirtide Taken? What Are The Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Enfuvirtide? Enfuvirtide, also called FuzeonĀ®... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Herbalism

...with advanced HIV disease. Due to Chinese medicine's emphasis on long life and immune enhancement, they feel that some herbal preparations will probably help anybody with HIV. How Are Chinese Herbs Used? Based on your energy imbalances, your... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...therapy is usually continued as well, unless IRIS becomes life-threatening. To reduce the inflammation, you may be prescribed NSAIDs and/or corticosteroids. More research is currently looking at this issue. Starting HIV therapy while an active... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Have You Had Your Colonoscopy?

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies: 1. "Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before! 2. "Find Amelia Earhart... Read more »

Preparing for treatment

Posted by JimDandyinLO, 3 Replies
I expect to be starting HAART within a few weeks (Dr proposes Epzicom+Reyetaz+Norvir.) Is there anything I can do to prepare myself before I start, and since my numbers aren't so bad (650/15,000), should I try to talk him out of the Norvir, which I... Read more »

How Should I Be Prepare for the Worse?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last year my wife of 20 years and I went through a very difficult time with our relationship. After months of hurtful words and no physical attention, I decided to accept several sexual offers, primarily unprotected oral from guys. There were also... Read more »