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Does Having Indigestion Mean I Have Hiv

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...is angina or chest pain. If you have angina you will feel discomfort. It may be a heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing, or painful feeling in the chest. Sometimes angina and chest pain can be mistaken for indigestion. For some people, the first sign of heart disease is a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack include: Shortness of breath Heart palpitations (irregular beats) Increased heart rate Weakness Dizziness...
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Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I got tested for HIV the same day but I feel like these are longest 2 weeks of my life. I haven't been sick nor have I had any abnormal female...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...my head. Compounded with graduate school examinations over the last 6 weeks, I have been an absolute emotional wreck. Ive had indigestion and loose stools and jock itch. Ive been sleeping terribly. So today i look in the mirror and see a a red... Read more »

Can anti-biotic drugs complicate/interfere with HIV medication?

Dear Dr,I have been on HIV medication (Sustiva/Kivexa) for three years with success. I am generally fit and healthy although recently experienced tenderness and swelling in one testicle. After getting this checked out, my doctor prescribed...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...doxycycline which can occur regardless of the anti HIV medications you are taking. Doxycycline can sometimes cause nausea, heartburn, indigestion and loss of appetite. If your symptoms become severe (persistent nausea, persistent diarrhea or... Read more »

negative antibody tests but alarming WB

Dear Dr. Bob I've written to you a couple of times about my syndroms. To cut the story short I have had (and still have)almost all retrovirus infection syndromes. Recently i befriended a guy who has quite same story as mine sex with sex worker in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test). (See below.) Your friend's WB result is indeterminate and should never have been ordered, as your buddy is definitively HIV negative, just like you.New strain undetectable by ELISA? No, of course not! This is merely yet another case of a... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fruits. Research to date has not shown that supplementation with vitamin C either delays HIV disease progression or improves HIV/AIDS survival. If you dig deeply into the vitamin C research you will find some laboratory reports suggesting vitamin... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Crixivan

...pains, loss of appetite, yellowing of skin/eyes, changed skin color, dry mouth/sore throat, taste changes, painful urination, indigestion, joint pain, hives, and liver toxicity. Itchy/dry skin, ingrown toe nails, and hair loss are unique to... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Ritonavir was approved by the FDA on March 1, 1996, for use with other antiretroviral agents in the... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...side effects: disease of the pancreas (symptoms include bloating; chills; constipation; darkened urine; fast heartbeat; fever; indigestion; loss of appetite; pains in stomach, side, or back; yellow eyes or skin), diabetes, high blood sugar... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...(ARVs). Milk thistle might help prevent liver damage. Several ARVs can cause stomach problems, and silymarin can help treat indigestion. How Is Silymarin Used? Silymarin is an extract of the seeds of the milk thistle plant. A standardized... Read more »
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oily fatty foods causing BAD indigestion

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...Anyone got any ideas? I've been suffering terrible stomach pains, indigestion, after eating anything with even the smallest amount of fat or oil in it. Yesterday I had an endoscopy. Immediately afterwards Read more »

long term non-progressors

Posted by norvasc, 1 Reply
...registered nurse, and I work now and for many years in an intensive care unit where we still get patients not doing so well with aids. I don't say what my status is with anybody at work. Many doctors are still saying stuff like in the past, if... Read more »

stress

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Analysis, started taking the Standard Process supplements..... Read more.... One evening after eating pizza, I had terrible indigestion and a lot of pain in my upper right back. I had this before and after a previous ultrasound, knew I had... Read more »

Help am i infected Scared MOM Did something bad

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I recently went through a divorce and was with other people of unknown. But here is my question. I have 3 high risk ativities with the men. 2 anal unprotected 1 oral unprotected. I had spent the evening drinking and was on the rebound. it just... Read more »