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

Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Loss of Appetite Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, andanus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food isdigested and nutrients absorbed...
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Diarrhea - HIV- or GI-related?

My primary care physician is an ID Specialist. He wants me to see a GI specialist because he thinks my continued problem with diarrhea is GI-related and not HIV-related. I was diagnosed in 1991 and went on meds and was doing extremely well with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treatment with effective HIV meds can certainly mask HIV-related neuropathy. Increase visceral fat in the setting of HIV infection (+/- treatment) is a complicated situation. Exercise, diet, stopping or switching HIV meds, growth hormone or growth... Read more »

HIV and diarrhea

OK, this is new for me. I'm 42 and was diagnosed with HIV 5 months ago. I've been responding very well to Trizivir and Viramune, going from a vl of 11,500,000 (yes, that's correct) to 1100 and CD4s of 400 to about 1300. I've...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question.Diarrhea is a common problem for many with HIV infection. My general approach to the issue is divided among several separtate fronts-- HIV, secondary complications or drug side effects.First, HIV itself can cause a... Read more »

Calcium for diarrhea-be careful of supplement formula

I just want to pass on my experience and that of a few friends dealing with HIV and med related diarrhea. We've tried most of the Rx's for diarrhea control lomotil, immodium, tincture of opium, Roxinol etc. Shaaman's product was...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is an idea for those of you with diarrhea. Magnesium-containing compounds are likely to increase diarrhea so be careful. I am not sure of the mechanism of calcium supplements here, but as long as you are well hydrated, they should not hurt. DTD... Read more »

White rice as a treatment for diarrhea

Just a helpful hint for folks dealing with HIV-related diarrhea. White rice and rice water! I've been Poz since the mid 80s. After several infections, drug resistance and t-cell counts around 0, I've discovered the joys of white rice and a...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
This is excellent advice. When I was in Durban this month for the AIDS conference I came down with an episode of food poisoning (which for me is always diarrhea). I did not recover till I had a dinner of white rice with a "yogurt drink"... 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




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Diarrhea

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 »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
Hey guys,

I've had practically every symptom in the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat,... Read more »

live-in relative with HIV/AIDS

Posted by qwerty, 4 Replies
i overheard a conversation from my lil brother concerning he might have hiv/aids; he is under 18 years old but i also heard in the conversation he's been sexually involved with other boys and men. he doesnt know i heard all this and now im... Read more »