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Does Having GI Problems Mean I Have Hiv

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The Well Project

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

...appetite Pains Gas When these symptoms occur as side effects of HIV treatment, they are usually mild, and tend to go away after the a few days or weeks as your gut gets used to the medicine. HIV-Related Conditions If GI problems occur without a recent change in medication, it's probably not a drug side effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some...
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GI Problems and HIV

For about the last three to four weeks I have been having diarrhea and cramping. I have been to my MD twice who has tested my stool for various parasites and bacteria and they all have come back negative. He tells me that my HIV can get into the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate how long you have been infected or what your CD4 count is. Although your doctor is technically correct, if you have been infected for a while and this is an acute process, it is likely it is due to something else. Read more »

Please answer this question before I go crazy- I promise to donate again.

Dear Dr. Bob, I know you get lots of questions and could not get to mine yesterday. But with all the misinformation on the internet your opinion is really the only one I've come to trust and respect. I hope you can answer my question today. As I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.Yes.2.Yes.My assessment and advice remain unchanged. Your anxiety and gastrointestinal problems will clear up once you get tested and realize you are HIV negative. Continue to follow up with your doctor for ongoing treatment Read more »

hey it's me again :)

Hi Dr Bob, yes it me again. Yes I do adore you. Okay I sent this question a few times please answer. My test ultimately came back Neg at the 3.5 mark however. I have had this happen to me twice. Once when I was 17 my test came back indeterminate and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...variety of reasons, including the presence of nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies. Whether this has anything to do with your gastrointestinal problem, I can't say, because you still don't have a firm diagnosis for what's going on there. At any... Read more »

upper gastrointestinal tract condition

Hello NP, I present a question that is worthy of your professional medical interpretation and feedback and of which is beneficial to the public. A medical article posted at Medscape.com announced that upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms were quite...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...the integrity of the immune system. Folks with higher CD4 counts and suppressed viral load levels tend to have fewer upper gastrointestinal problems. The mouth has always been a helpful gauge in identifying immune suppression. Fungal... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Gastrointestinal Problems and HIV

...Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms -- diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain -- are among the most common problems that affect people with HIV. These symptoms can be challenging to sort out, as they can occur as side effects of HIV therapy and due to GI... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Body

Is There a Line in the Health Care Reform That Promises a Cure for AIDS?

...health care reform states. A cure would give us freedom from side effects, like complete fatigue, the long list of dreaded gastrointestinal problems, incredibly painful peripheral neuropathy, and a seemingly endless list of many others. A cure... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Is this the final chapter?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...vaginal sex with multiple partners whose status I did not know I decided to get tested. I was forced to in a way because I had gastrointestinal problems, oral problems, a rash, large red spots, aching lymph nodes and so on. I was expecting the... Read more »

Please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sure been tested negative, the other 3 I am not for sure about. Recently I had mild flulike symptoms, then after that some gastrointestinal problems that have not gone away, my acne has gotten worse, some night sweats, headaches, peeling dry... Read more »

To X-Happy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...virus down. Trust me, I've had the same as you, folliculitis, burning scrotum, burning rash on chest, burning skin in arm pits, GI problems etc...... Do the research. Read more »