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Dealing With Diarrhea When You Are Hiv Positive

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Some other products that are usually sold to treat constipation can also help with diarrhea. These products contain "soluble" fiber that adds bulk and absorbs water. This includes products like Metamucil, Citrucel, or other products that contain psyllium. 3. Alternative Therapies for Diarrhea: Acidophilus capsules (which contain helpful bacteria) can help restore normal digestion, especially when you are taking antibiotics. Some types of...
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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.

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

Not Diarrhea...loose stool??

I have had AIDS since 1995, positive since 1986. I took no drugs for HIV until 1995. After starting Crixivan in 1996 I first started to notice wasting and lipodystrophy, especially in the face. Im not on Crixivan now, but the lipo effects remain....
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Sounds like your BM's are not normal...the problem could be due to HIV effect on your intestines, side effect from antiretrovirals other than crixivan, side effect from other medications. You could have a malabsorption workup to assess... Read more »

Diarrhea and oral thrush

Dear ExpertI am trying to understand what causes diarrhea in HIV positive patients? Is there any link between oral thrush and diarrhea? Wondering whether control of thrush solve diarrhea problems..I am currently living in Canada.Thanks a lot....
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I don't think there is a direct connection between thrush and diarrhea. However if you have thrush you may have a low CD4 count (under 200). And if so you might have an infection in your GI tract that is causing diarrhea. And sometimes these... Read more »

Help! Son has diarrhea and losing weight

My son has been hiv+ for about 8 months and med free. For the past month he also has a bad case of diarrhea. He went to the emergency room the first week it started but the only thing they told him was take anti-diarrhea medicine which hasn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,With such limited information, unfortunately I cannot provide you with very specific information. What I can do is advise you how to get it. All HIV-positive folks need to be under the care of an HIV specialist. Diarrhea is an extremely common... Read more »
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