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Dealing With Diarrhea Side Effects Of HIV

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

Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Loss of Appetite Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, andanus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food isdigested and nutrients absorbed...
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Is diarrhea from HIV med inevitable?

I was reading down the list of side effects for hiv drugs and everyone begins with diarrhea!! does this mean you are pretty much destined to get diarrhea when taking these meds?? what % of people do not get side effects versus those who do??...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It depends on the medication and protease inhibitors are more likely to produce diarrhea. However, the majority of people on HIV meds do not get diarrhea from therapy.... Read more »

re: Is diarrhea from HIV med inevitable?

To the person who asked this question: I was terrified for so long to take hiv meds - terrified of the side effects, diarrhea, fat displacement - you name it...i was terrified - so much so I nearly died from PCP complications. I let myself get so...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Patrick, Thanks for your post and inspiring words. BY... Read more »

HIV and diarrhea

OK, this is new for me. I'm 42 and was diagnosed with HIV 5 months ago. I've been responding very well to Trizivir and Viramune, going from a vl of 11,500,000 (yes, that's correct) to 1100 and CD4s of 400 to about 1300. I've...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question.Diarrhea is a common problem for many with HIV infection. My general approach to the issue is divided among several separtate fronts-- HIV, secondary complications or drug side effects.First, HIV itself can cause a... Read more »

hiv meds and diarrhea

Dear Dr. Young,Which hiv regiment(s) are least likely to cause diarrhea for a treatment naive person. I tend to have a lot of diarrhea and don't want hiv meds to add to this problem. Thank you very much....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Most currently recommended HIV medication regimen are very well tolerated in the majority of patients. Among current treatments, it's the protease inhibitor regimens, particularly when used with ritonavir boosting, that... Read more »
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Morning diarrhea and other issues.. a sign?

Posted by worried_dude, 2 Replies
Right, so here is what happened.

About 10 weeks back, whilst on holiday, I had sex with a sex worker. At the end of the session, I withdrew and was shocked to see that the condom had totally slipped off; it was inside the girl. I immediately washed... Read more »

diarrhea in hiv

Posted by anonymous123, 3 Replies
can diarrhea be the only symptom for hiv or do u have to have multiple symptoms? Read more »

Diarrhea/HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I live in Los Angeles and has HIV since 1982, I've had diarrhea for three weeks and got on a vitamin supplement with herbs, probiotics,colon cleanser, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidents and enzymes. My diarrhea went away in one and a half days and I... Read more »

Diarrhea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey there everyone. FIrst of all i wanted to say I appreciate what everyone does in this forum, supporting each other and giving confort. I hope it will remain this way for ever since it brings ALOT of relief to people who worry about HIV, including... Read more »