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Does Having Heartburn 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

...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 AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to...
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Heartburn

Hi Dr. Henry....I have read your article regarding this matter however, I do have one concern. My current cocktail consists of Viread, Videx(@250mg) and Isentress. I occasionally get very severe heartburn even though I try to avoid the "trigger"...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Though heartburn can be linked to pancreatitis often due to other condition (including s such as use of certain irritating drugs (ie aspirin or Read more »

Massive heartburn

I am 32 year old male HIV positive for 7 years and have persistent and sometimes severe heartburn. I find that when it occurs there is a burning in my oesophagus as well as pain around my general heart area and dizziness and lightheadedness. I am...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Have you been checked for H pyloi infection of the stomach ( a frequent cause of heartburn and treatable). Strong anti-acid drugs such as H2-blcokers or proton pump inhibitors can be used with your HIV regimen. Although Read more »

Update from your Nigerian Student

Dear Dr. Bob, After my 8-week negative, I was calm for about a week but I kept experiencing symptoms such as heartburn, skin burning sensation and occassionally, upper left abdominal pain. I decided to go back and test again at the 10-week mark. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the unprotected sex, I've experienced every symptom in the book except for diarrhea and rash. From muscle spasms, joint aches, heartburn, slight swelling under bottom lip, weight loss (7lbs) haven't been eating well though due to anxiety. Swollen... Read more »

hep c hiv

hi.i have been successfully treated for hep c.but have cirrhosis now and i am suffering terribly with stomach problems .I asked the doc/registra could i have hiv/aids he said he doubts it as it would show in my LFT results.and dont worry about it,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...some time ago - so the overall news is great! Your stomach problems may be related to something quite different - like simply heartburn... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Saquinavir (Invirase)

...saquinavir are usually mild. Most people can take it with no problems. However, some people get nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, and heartburn. When ritonavir is used to boost saquinavir, people may experience some ritonavir side effects (see ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced 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 Time; Read more »
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chances of 12 weeks negative turning into positive

Posted by kitten1970, 4 Replies
...tongue, swollen lymph nodes in neck, low grade fevers, sinus infection at 4 months, on /and off diarrea, gastro problems like heartburn, gases,fatigue, loss of apetite, weight loss,you name it... Every symptom on the book. I am currently under... Read more »

so what is it?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
...see no reason to). so now i am still scared it is hiv because i really don't think it's acid reflux because i don't have the heartburn or bitter taste in the mouth that is associated with acid reflux. thank you for letting me vent. i am just... Read more »

can anyone shine some light on this??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...another man engaed in this but neither one of us climaxed, my question is,,,,,,,, im a white male 40ish my problem is i have heartburn quite often now and my tongue is cracked and has this burning feeling most all the time also have trouble... Read more »

I THINK I GOT "IT"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have a feeling he didn't use it. Now I think he (maybe) gave me HIV. Ever since, I have had a soar throat and almost like heartburn. My muscles also ache, a lot. When I brush my teeth, they (my muscles) seem tired, and when I walk up my stairs,... Read more »