The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Floating Stools And Fatigue And Thrush

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

why do my stools float?

Hello,I sometimes, maybe once a week have stools that float. is this common in hiv + people? and if not what is it that causes this?Thanks...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Stools usually float because they have fat in them, which makes them lighter than the water. One reason for this is malabsorption, which means that your gut isn't absorbing all the nutrients in your food. There are a number of causes of... Read more »

Blood in stool, headaches, side pains, fatigue

Dr.I am needing some advice. I have always been healthy and active (dancing, acting, exercize)but... Read more »


I am 32 and have been + for roung 4 years. my cd4 count stays areoun 4-5 hundred, viral load... Read more »

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Fatigue and Anemia With Dr. Bob Frascino

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on fatigue and anemia, which took place on Sept. 27, 2006, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by Dr. Bob Frascino... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

ACRIA Studies In Progress

Crofelemer for Diarrhea Avandia and Serostim KP-1461 SPRING: Aptivus in Diverse Populations IMPACT: Reyataz Resistance Etravirine (TMC 125) Expanded Access Transacin (NGX-4010) (closed to enrollment) TH9507 (closed to enrollment) Lauriad... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse


What is diarrhea? What causes diarrhea? What are the symptoms of diarrhea? Diarrhea in Children Dehydration When should a doctor be consulted? How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed? How... Read more »


Managing Gut Symptoms HIV & You Diarrhea WHAT CAUSES IT? Diarrhea can be caused by manydifferent factors (so, once again, it'simportant to find out the cause in caseother medications or warnings may beprescribed): Bacterial infections... Read more »
Connect With Others

Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
Hi there,
I tested negative at about 5 weeks after protected sex with a CSW.
Sore throat and thrush will not go away. My GP has given me several antibiotics and treated my oral thrush with Nystatin and Mycelex. Niether one seems to get rid of my... Read more »

Does this sound like ARS to any of you?? HELP!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had possible exposure 3 weeks ago and these symptoms developed:

1. Loose stool for 2 weeks (every morning)
2. Diarhea for past week (usually every morning)
3. Some muscle aches (lasted for a couple of days last week)
4. Loss of apetite (about 1... Read more »

When will the swollen nodes appear after HIV infection?

Posted by esia501, 1 Reply
I've totally stopped from doing free sex for about a year. Lately i've had fatigue, diarrhea for three weeks (weight is not decreasing at all), feeling wanna vomit/nausea, joint aching. I wonder when will the lymph nodes swollen when HIV infected in... Read more »

My last exposure was 7 months ago...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My last exposure was over 7 months ago, a few months ago I came
down with, thrush, swollen glands all over and great fatigue. I
have had 3 HIV ELISA tests, 3 DNA PCRS and one Viral Load PCR all
Negative.....Does anyone have any suggestions or... Read more »