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Diarrhea After Hiv Exposure

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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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Diarrhea only?

Dr. Bob,You know the reason you get questions in this category with subjects that should be asked in other categories is because you answer so colorfully and kindly!with that in mind, i just have one quick and easy question for you: have you ever...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Six days in a row of the trots? Oh, that doesn't sound like much fun. Also, doesn't sound like HIV either. You are correct that ARS can be anything from asymptomatic to very severe, but your symptoms are certainly not... Read more »

Fever, diarrhea, shingles-still neg?

I really appreciate the work that you do. That said, I really want to stop spending 5+ hours a day on this site. I know that I need to get on with my life and feel that your input could help me do so.I am a 29 year old male that had an unprotected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Five-plus hours a day on this site??? Oh my . . . OK, dude, I'll send you literature about our 12-step program, OK?Let me address your specific concerns:1.Repeatedly negative Home Access tests out to 12+ months are definitive and... Read more »

HIV Symptoms 3 days after exposure

About 2 months ago I had anal sex lasting 5 minutes and realized the condom broke. I noticed pain urinating 2 days later and got tested and was positive for gonorrhea. On days 3 and 4 I awoke with night sweats but never again. I came down with a...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiUnfortunately with the condom breaking you did put yourself at risk, obviously with contracting gonorrhea. Getting HIV tested is important.The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of... Read more »

Hiv needlestick exposure at work

I had a needle stick patient who has clinical symptoms of aids but tested hiv negative. I was not offered pep because of the negative test and was breastfeeding at the time I became very ill shortly after as we'll as my son. They ran hiv test...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
You need to see an HIV specialist. While you do have symptoms of HIV, it could be due to other reasons or the antibodies may not have developed yet. It would be unusual for an elisa and Western Blot to both give false negatives, but an HIV... Read more »
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never-ending diarrhea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi, i had a possible exposure from unprotected sex just over 3 months ago. After a month i had many symptoms of seroconversion (not diarrhea though). Now, after three months i've experienced diarrhea for almost 2 weeks straight! I haven't been in... Read more »

Symptom: Diarrhea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all. I am currently in limbo between having a high-risk exposure and my window period of 3-months. I have some questions. I have not been experiencing any of the known symptoms besides diarrhea. Can anyone here explain to me exactly the... Read more »

Can a possible HIV infection cause watery stool 7 days after the possible exposure?

Posted by TML1991, 1 Reply
I have had watery stool, and my stomach has made a lot of noise, but nothing else, for the last two days, starting one week after the exposure. This has me concerned. Also, can stress do this? And is there any condition that just causes watery... Read more »


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 »