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Gastrointestinal Disease And Hiv

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The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Disease and HIV Risk Factors How to Know If You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Exercise and Healthy Bones Drugs to Treat Osteoporosis Protect Your Bones The Importance of Healthy Bones Bones play many important
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I'm 100% adherent but my combo is failing............

Hi Joe,This is more a hypothetical question, but one I'm sure is a concern to many, including myself. Why do combo's fail in normally adherent patients with no resistance mutations detected during viremia?Best, and Regards,Michael.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...for the stomach that may lower Reyataz levels and compromise activity.Also, if people have trouble absorbing medication due to gastrointestinal disease or vomiting, that may prevent the meds from being absorbed properly.It is good that these... Read more »

Gastrointestinal problems

Dr. Wohl,Last July I took a treatment break after being on meds for two years. With stable t-cells of around 450 500 and an undetectable viral load, my doctor felt that because I started drugs while still seroconverting it would be okay to take a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...HIV itself can cause gastrointestinal disease. I have a patient who had a very similar experience. Eventually, her symptoms did resolve after the re-initiation of HIV therapy. Read more »

Lactose Intolerance

I was diagnosed positive this past winter and am currently taking Combivir and Viramune. For several years I have been taking a "weight gain" powder (added to 16 oz of milk once daily- for 600-800 calories). I did have PCP this past winter and lost...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge a transient issue and may be an issue if you are "loading" with lactose. If there is gastrointestinal involvement (and in HIV disease, there often is), you may experience this effect with any large dose of lactose. You may want to mix your... Read more »

Gastrointestinal Health And Hiv

Dear Doctor,I have been hiv positive since May 1998 and my current blood work reads great. Low concentration. There is a minor woe, though. It is my stomach. Previous to my infection, I used to complain to my doctor about the strange sensation I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System a more severe infection caused by the same organisms further down the GI tract. The chief complaint of people living with AIDS who have esophageal candidiasis is that food and medications feel like they are getting stuck. Esophageal... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Gastrointestinal Complications of HIV Disease

...generally in patients with a CD4+ T-cell count less than 300 cells/mm 3 . Oral candidiasis is associated with progression to AIDS, and the presence of thrush in someone who is not known to be HIV infected should prompt a recommendation for HIV... 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 »
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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Listeria and HIV Listeriosis associated with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in an HIV-infected patient. International Journal of STD and AIDS . 2007 Jun;18(6):431-2. Tsai S-H, Chu S-J, Wu C-P, et al. Listerial meningitis in a patient with undiagnosed... Read more »
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Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...require an answer from a doctor. I've read that alot of people would mistaken the symptoms of GERD to HIV. (GERD is a type of Gastrointestinal disease). Anyway, for example, if one was to have a chronic sore throat and nausea and feelings of... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Croh's & HIV association???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have had so many symptoms it scares me, I have just been diagnosed with Crohn's. My question is can HIV antibody testing be affected from already having Crohn's Disease? I have a 95 day negative HIV test, but have read that HIV detection Read more »