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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. Three weeks may not be long enough to tell if restart of your original... 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 »

upper gastrointestinal tract condition

Hello NP, I present a question that is worthy of your professional medical interpretation and... 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 »
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I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

Facts II. WIndow Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Without having to travel so far away, you can find posts of Dr. Santana (The Body Spanish section) where he refers to the window period in a very similar way to what I said before,
In one of his posts he says: test at 3 months, at 6 months, at 9... Read more »

PCR Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
First off, there are 2 types of PCR tests...RNA and DNA. RNA PCR tests for the free floating virus and in very very FEW cases, like not very many, some people will have undetected RNA loads that cannot be picked up by a PCR RNA test. THIS IS RARE!... Read more »

testing facts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Question:

Dear Sir. How are we ever going to eradicate this disease when we cant even come up with an adequate test to diagnose it. You know well if any of these people who are convinced they are infected and are, continue to test neg, eventually... Read more »