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Dealing With Heartburn When You Are Hiv Positive

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The Well Project

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

...Conditions If GI problems occur without a recent change in medication, it's probably not a drug side effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to...
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Massive heartburn

I am 32 year old male HIV positive for 7 years and have persistent and sometimes severe heartburn. I find that when it occurs there is a burning in my oesophagus as well as pain around my general heart area and dizziness and lightheadedness. I am...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Have you been checked for H pyloi infection of the stomach ( a frequent cause of heartburn and treatable). Strong anti-acid drugs such as H2-blcokers or proton pump inhibitors can be used with your HIV regimen. Although Read more »

Heartburn

Hi Dr. Henry....I have read your article regarding this matter however, I do have one concern. My current cocktail consists of Viread, Videx(@250mg) and Isentress. I occasionally get very severe heartburn even though I try to avoid the "trigger"...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Though heartburn can be linked to pancreatitis often due to other condition (including s such as use of certain irritating drugs (ie aspirin or Read more »

Reflux/Heartburn and Med interaction

I have been positive for almost 20 years. I had been on Viracept for a long time and then Epzicom as well. My physician recently switched me to a new regimen - Norvir, Reyetaz, Viread, Viramine - I have constant reflux/heartburn acid issues - this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You can generally safely take cimetidine or ranitidine 12 hours before taking the Reyataz. There is a potential drug interaction between the nevirapine and protease inhibitors (the Viread can also decrease the Rayataz levels so ritonavir/Norvir... Read more »

Diarrhea, acid flux, stomach pain

I have been positive for two years. I dont take medication yet because my t-cell # is 419, Vl 1100, 35%. Two months ago,I got sick with H pylori, and caused me acid flux. I took some medication for that, but i still had some gases. Then my Dr...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This forum is exclusively for the discussion of side effects of HIV treatment-I suggest further discussion with your HIV and GI specialist(s) regarding your impressive ongoing GI problems. Read more »
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Please help me, i am DESPERATE!!!!!

Posted by snake, 2 Replies
...weird hair follicles around the skin, and for these past two weeks i've been having gastrointestinal pains, which started as a heartburn with slight stomach pain, and now i have colitis and burping with full of gases and bloating, i went to the... Read more »

chances of 12 weeks negative turning into positive

Posted by kitten1970, 4 Replies
...reassuring. Why do I continue to experience all these symptoms all the way to 41/2 months?? Is these ARS or I just went straight to AIDS after just one exposure.... Please give me honest opinion... Thanks in advance, Read more »

I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

It'z HIV positive so look 4 the positive side

Posted by lilmisskathy
...things dont go the way there supost to bt we learn to get over it things happen 4 a reson i dont blame my real mom for given me HIV in fact I love her for it ... itz made me who i am its apart of me.. it might not be good bt thatz why i take... Read more »