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Managing Gut Symptoms HIV & You Heartburn WHAT CAUSES IT? Some common causes of heartburn are: Alcohol Certain foods such as chocolate;coffee; cola and other carbonateddrinks; acidic or sugary food anddrink (specifically, citrus... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

Pivotal HIV Prevention Trial for Women in Africa Finds That Use of Tenofovir Gel Does Not Prevent HIV: What Does This Mean for HIV Prevention for Women?

Johannesburg, South Africa, and Washington, D.C. -- A pivotal trial testing daily use of oral and topical prophylaxis to help prevent HIV has made a decision to discontinue testing tenofovir-containing vaginal gel, according to an announcement by... Read more »
AIDS United

What the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test Means for HIV Treatment and Prevention: A Panel Discussion

On March 15, an FDA panel voted unanimously that the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test from OraSure Technologies, Inc., was safe and effective for determining a person's HIV status. The OraQuick test is poised to become the first over-the-counter, in-home... Read more »
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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 one of your current HIV meds... Read more »

Severe Nausea and Heartburn

I have been on Kaltra and Combivir for 30 days. I was diagnosed with AIDS 5 weeks ago. CD4 140; VL 137,000.I am nauseous all day and have heartburn when lying down. Is there anything I can do to ease these side effects? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Upper GI complaints such as yours are fairly common with that combination-particularly in the first months. I trust you are taking with food. For the nausea I often try Reglan, Marinol or compazine. For heartburn (I often sense that the alcohol... Read more »

does atripla cause heartburn ?

hello there, i have been on Atripla(pep) for 28 days, last pill was on the 19 April 2014, since i stopped it i feel heartburn is that normal ? or do i have to check up with a doctor ! P.S i checked for HIV few months ago and im HIV- but i'm on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Atripla rarely causes heartburn and if it did generally symptoms would be expected to improve within days of stopping it. Most often the heartburn would be due to a different condition. KH... Read more »

Heartburn and Numbness

HiI was hoping you could answer my question on a couple of side effects I am having.I am taking viramune/emtriva/viread (once a day) and enjoy the convenience and tolerability of it. I also take androgel for low testosterone.Recently I have been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV drug related neuropathy usually starts in the feet so your symptoms don't fit. If one is experiencing neuropathy some alternative meds might help (see Jon Kaiser's book Healing HIV or the www.daair.org website). Emtriva can cause... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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