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Diarrhea Could I Have AIDS

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The Well Project

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

...one of the most common side effects of HIV, intestinal infections, and HIV drugs. Left untreated, it can cause dehydration (loss of water and nutrients) and wasting (unintentional weight loss). You have diarrhea if you have watery stools or if you have three or more bowel movements each day. If your diarrhea lasts for more than a few days, contains blood, or if you have a high fever or stomach pain you should contact your health care...
Ask the Experts

Best ways to treat diarrhoea

Dear Dr.Although I am infected with Cryptosporidium I noticed that the "type" of diarrhoea I had when this was caused by this parasite (it was watery and I was really incontinent)is different from the diarrhoea I have now since my CD-4 count has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...pancreatitis, malabsorption, and lactose intolerance? Some patient benefit-in the setting of non-specific or PI associated diarrhea with AIDS-from a variety of approaches with no single recommendation being usually effective. For some use of... Read more »

Best ways to treat diarrhoea

Dear Dr. Although I am infected with Cryptosporidium I noticed that the "type" of diarrhoea I had when this was caused by this parasite (it was watery and I was really incontinent)is different from the diarrhoea I have now since my CD-4 count has...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...I am sorry to hear about your problem.In general terms, it is important to make sure that specific causes of your diarrhea have been ruled out. This is accomplished with:1. Stool tests (looking for bacteria and parasites)2. Some X-rays (an... Read more »

aids and hiv

what is the overall difference between hiv and aids?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...opportunistic infections, certain types of cancer (Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphoma), neurological signs and other symptoms, like weight loss, diarrhea, and swollen lymph nodes. Read more »

sandostatin

use of Sandostatin therapy in chronic HIV/aids diarrhea.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Over the years I have had perhaps a dozen patients benefit from taking Sandostatin (octretide) for intractable diarrhea. It is very expensive and has to be injected. KH Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Blog: AIDS, Childhood Diarrhea Shouldn't Compete for Funds

...than doubled the risk of death among those children. ... One can only conclude that the goals of fighting AIDS and childhood diarrhea should not be pitted against each other; more widespread access to antiretroviral therapy for pregnant and... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Case Study: Diarrhea in a Patient With AIDS

...changed, the dose of Nelfinavir should be changed to 1,250 mg po bid as this dose is easier to take and is associated with fewer loose stools compared to the tid dose. There are no known drug-drug interactions between metronidazole, paromomycin,... Read more »
The Well Project

Diarrhea

... Table of Contents Diarrhea and HIV How Does Diarrhea Affect the Body? Treating Your Diarrhea Tips for Fighting Diarrhea Supplements for Diarrhea Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems will last more than a few days, and probably... Read more »
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AIDS related diarrhea

Posted by Anonymous
... AIDS-related diarrhea? I am interested in learning more about its prevalence, causes and possible treatments. Any feedback is welcome. Thanks Read more »

Suspected hiv notice coming.

Posted by diego47, 2 Replies
...Turns out my appendix was to blame and it was taken out. Fast forward to December 19th, during all this time I still keep having loose bowel movements and now I'm having night sweats and and my neck is sore but my lymph nodes are not swollen. I... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...can look and feel normal and may not develop full-blown AIDS for several years. * Early symptoms include chronic fatigue, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, mental changes such as memory loss, persistent cough, severe recurrent skin rashes and... Read more »

How does AIDS present?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...When one transitions from HIV to actual AIDS,how does AIDS present itself initially? Does someone who is HIV+ go to AIDS with symptoms or this there is a Read more »