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Diarrhea Hiv Patients

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The Well Project

Diarrhea

...analogues as adjunctive therapy for infectious diarrhea. Current Infectious Disease Report 5(2). 114-119. Jensen-Fangel, S., et al. (2003). The use of calcium carbonate in nelfinavir-associated diarrhea in HIV-1 infected patients. HIV Medicine 4(1). 48. Acute Diarrhea Patient Handout. McKesson Clinical Reference Systems Patient Education Advisors. Accessed at ...
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Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...washer, the purpose being to get the stain out, as there wouldn't be any live virus to "kill!" Regarding caring for an HIV/AIDS patient at home, yes, sheets can be washed (use detergent with bleach) and dried without any risk of transmission.... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had loving family members to care for them and love them.Your fears about transmission are unwarranted. I can't... Read more »

Soft Stools and Diarrhea for years on treatment

Hi all:I know this topic has been discussed before, but I thought I might get some fresh opinions from others with the same issue. I know it's not a great topic but I'm at wits end.I've been hiv+ for 7 years and started Atripla within 2 months of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...For some patients the tenofovir in Truvada can cause chronic low grade loose stools so another possibility is a switch to Epzicom if HLA B5701 negative. Improving fiber in diet and regular use of active culture Read more »

Diarrhea and Kaletra

Dear Dr,My friend has take Kaletra and other HIV anti-drug. His CD4 is 246. He gets diarrhea two times per day almost everyday even he tried to eat safe food. Do you think diarrhea is side affect of Kaletra? If so, how does he cope it? Before he...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...calcium supplements, loperamide, bran or other fiber supplements, active culture yogurt-each may help certain patients. If the loose stools remain troublesome then looking at the other component in the regimen as a contributing factor (such as... Read more »
Articles
Brown Medical School

HEPPigram: Evaluation of Diarrhea in Patients With HIV

...Diarrhea is defined as loose, watery stools occurring more than three times in one day. The average adult has a bout of diarrhea four times per year. It is a common problem Read more »
Brown Medical School

Case Study: Diarrhea in a Patient With AIDS

... Case A 43-year-old male inmate with stage C3 HIV/AIDS presents with loose, watery stools, abdominal cramping, sweats, fevers, poor appetite (2 months) and 15 lbs weight loss. He is taking Combivir one tablet bid and Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

... We have also listed the drug makers and their Web address so you can accessmore information about each drug and patient assistance. Most companieshave a patient assistance program (PAP) to help you get a drug if you haveno insurance... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...and liquid forms. All forms are taken by mouth and should be taken with food. To improve the taste of ritonavir oral solution, patients may mix ritonavir oral solution with chocolate milk or certain vitamin- and mineral-fortified foods. Ritonavir... Read more »
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Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

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...them. They attack the virus at various points in its cycle. * HIV drugs cannot eradicate HIV from the body completely, so patients must take them for life. * It is important that the drugs are taken properly -- the right dose, at the right... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »