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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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Help! Son has diarrhea and losing weight

My son has been hiv+ for about 8 months and med free. For the past month he also has a bad case of diarrhea. He went to the emergency room the first week it started but the only thing they told him was take anti-diarrhea medicine which hasn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,With such limited information, unfortunately I cannot provide you with very specific information. What I can do is advise you how to get it. All HIV-positive folks need to be under the care of an HIV specialist. Diarrhea is an extremely common... Read more »

early symptom--diarrhea

Hello Ryan,I am terrified...I hadsex with a sex workerand after 9 weeks of thatam having diarrhea now.I read all the posts andin no place has diarrheabeen mentioned as a hivearly symptom. I am guessingthis could be the result ofa anxiety/extreme...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Determining your HIV status based on symptoms that are commonly experienced by people, like diarrhea, especially in the absence of other symptoms, is a fruitless pursuit. This is especially true if you risk for infection is low (which in your case... Read more »

Can Diarrhea/Weight Loss/Abdom.Pain be Presenting Symptoms?

In the last few months I have been experiencing nausea, fatigue, occasional diarrhea (about once every 2 weeks), weight loss (15 lbs in 5 months), abdominal pain, muscle pains, and a strange sensation in my throat. I have been to numerous doctors...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Yes these symptoms could be presenting symptoms of HIV/AIDS BUT these symptoms are NONSPECIFIC, meaning that they could relate to lots of other problems. By this time you should have some indication from your tests if there is an immunological... Read more »

Diarrhea for a Year

I am an HIV positive male, have a CD4 count of about 4 and a Viral Load of 160,000. I have had (sudden onset) diarrhea since July 13, 1998 (when I was staying in a hotel in London, England last summer) and I have been off all anti-HIV medication for...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Is the diarrhea due to Crohn's? If so there is specific treatment for Crohn's which is unrelated to anything we might try for HIV-related diarrhea. I don't think the use of antibiotics is wise...you do have something to lose and that... Read more »
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diarrhea in hiv

Posted by anonymous123, 3 Replies
can diarrhea be the only symptom for hiv or do u have to have multiple symptoms? Read more »

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 »

diarrhea - sign of recent infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had a few encounters with other men over the past few months. Giving and getting fellatio without taking cum(although maybe precum) and kissing and having analingus performed on me. That is it, nothing else. Anyway, I have developed really... Read more »

Morning diarrhea and other issues.. a sign?

Posted by worried_dude, 2 Replies
Right, so here is what happened.

About 10 weeks back, whilst on holiday, I had sex with a sex worker. At the end of the session, I withdrew and was shocked to see that the condom had totally slipped off; it was inside the girl. I immediately washed... Read more »