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Does Hiv Cause Dehydration

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Bowel Inflammation, Diarrhea Dehydration and Weight Loss

My dear friend has had bleeding from the rectum for some time and has to go to the restroom about every 20 minutes. A recent colonoscopy revealed patches of inflammation throughout the colon from the anus on up. The Dr. suspects hiv and there is a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Concerned,The diarrhea sounds serious. Over the counter imodium will help and you can usually take more than the package states. The best re-hydrating solution is gatorade, whatever color he likes! Your MD should also consider colitis, not... Read more »

Can a pet licking sweat or a cut from a HIV positve persons skin cause them to get sick or even HIV but in animal form whatever that may be? (CATS AND DOGS AND HIV, 2009)

Hello there. This may sound like a weird question but I have to ask because the only way to know is to ask, also someone else may be wondering the same thing. First of all I am currently on meds and undectable my question doesn't pertain to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually you are certainly not the only one wondering if Toto or Miss Kitty could be at risk. In fact we have an entire chapter in the archives of this forum devoted to animal HIV transmission. I'll reprint below some information from those... Read more »

can dogs contract hiv from humans (DOGS AND HIV, 2008)

I recently had to get a iv drip due to dehydration. I noticed the dog chewed a hole in the towel where there was dried blood..can she get the virus from me? as I am positive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! The "H" in HIV stands for human, remember?I'll repost below some other doggy-related HIV questions to not only show you that you are not the first or only person to have this concern, but also to provide some entertainment... Read more »

HIV causes thinner blood vessels?

Dear Dr,I'm a doctor from Asia. I have a patient who was infected 20 months ago. He has never taken any anti-hiv medicine. I noticed that his blood vessels in both arms are becoming much thinner than that of one year ago. He also has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV (and its treatment) have been linked to loss of fat in the arms and around blood vessels but generally that makes the blood vessels look the same or bigger. I am not aware of any consistent observation of blood vessels getting smaller other... Read more »
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HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your Life
By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

While the global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rage, a small number of fringe groups have been aggressively promoting misinformation about AIDS. Some claim that... Read more »

The way we address HIV is cause for concern

Posted by bradford
The way we address HIV is cause for concern.

The truth is that there are millions of people living to whom HIV has not caused illness and death. This information brings joy and hope to the heart of any person who has ever dreaded the onset of AIDS.

Ini... Read more »

Hiv doesn't cause aids

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
don't be a victim of greed , hiv doesn't cause aids and if you take those toxic drugs you will eventually die Read more »

HIV causes AIDS

Posted by TerryD, 6 Replies
after much soul searching i have come to the conclusion that i am scared of HIV and have been running from it all this time. i am leaving my cult of dissedents and joining this new cult of beLIEvers. thank you.

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