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Gastrointestinal Problems Diagnosis

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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
It appears from what you have written that your previous problems with swallowing were a result of esophageal candidiasis. Unlike oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush) which is limited to the oral cavity, esophageal candidiasis is a more severe... Read more »

gastrointestinal problems with ratonavir &Saquinavir

Dr Gallant, Is there anything you know of, that can be taken or done for the gastrointestinal... Read more »

Gastrointestinal problems

Dr. Wohl,Last July I took a treatment break after being on meds for two years. With stable t-cells... Read more »
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Gastrointestinal Problems and HIV

Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms -- diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain -- are among the most common problems that affect people with HIV. These symptoms can be challenging to sort out, as they can occur as side effects of HIV therapy and due to GI... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Deaths Due to Late HIV Diagnosis Still a Problem

In high-income countries such as Canada, Australia and the U.S. and in regions such as Western Europe, the widespread availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has significantly reduced deaths from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom, Ireland: Late HIV Diagnosis "A Problem"

A new study found that one-third of nearly 1,000 patients learned they had HIV only when their CD4 cell count was low. The study reported that 168 patients in the United Kingdom and Ireland had been to a hospital with HIV symptoms a year before... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

Table of Contents Introduction Screening for Somatic Symptoms Assessment, Diagnosis and Management Insomnia Assessment and Diagnosis Management Nonpharmacologic Treatment Pharmacologic Treatment Pain Assessment and Diagnosis ... Read more »
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GI PROBLEMS

Posted by Anonymous
Are GI problems associated with ARS symptoms?

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Unsure of diagnosis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok, talk about confusing. I had an affair for a month, then 3 weeks later got really sick - fever, fatigue, nausea, myalgia, WBC very low, liver function tests abnormal. I have Lyme antibody, but not the disease. Lupus tests negative. Initial... Read more »

new diagnosis

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
30 yo. just diagnosed. theres no feeling like it. like being winded. was result of recklessness and faith in a dodgy guy. feel like ive lost so much: had promising career that ive worked hard to get to a point where its paying off and now feel ..... Read more »

Long Term Symptoms without Diagnosis

Posted by concerned101, 1 Reply
I'll try to keep this brief. Here is my chronology;
1996 - no sexual contact, just kissing with exchange of saliva with a female in a foreign country. Days later, growth on underside of tongue...fleshy in color with a white tip. Over a couple of... Read more »