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Gastrointestinal Problems Prevention

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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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Problems With Drug Resistance Persist in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission in the Developing World

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) is critical for slowing down the epidemic in the developing world. While we have had dramatic success with PMTCT in developed countries where drug cocktails are available throughout a woman's... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Gas

Why do I have gas? What can I do about gas? Points to Remember For More Information Why do I have gas? Everyone has gas. Burping and "passing gas" is normal. But because it is embarrassing, many people believe they pass gas too often or... Read more »
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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 problems caused from ratonavirand saquinavir combo.? I am refering to the stomach cramps and extreme flatulance. I am taking 3 phaysyme tablets a dayand I...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
My experience with ritonavir is that people either seem to get diarrhea or flatulence. (In other words, you either suffer yourself, or you let everyone else suffer for you.) For some of my patients with the latter problem, simethicone (which is... 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. Three weeks may not be long enough to tell if restart of your original... Read more »

upper gastrointestinal tract condition

Hello NP, I present a question that is worthy of your professional medical interpretation and feedback and of which is beneficial to the public. A medical article posted at Medscape.com announced that upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms were quite...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThe upper gastrointestinal tract can be the source of many different problems for folks with HIV disease/AIDS. Most people with HIV disease usually suffer from upper GI problems at some point during their disease process. The major factor... Read more »
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GI PROBLEMS

Posted by Anonymous
Are GI problems associated with ARS symptoms?

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You might have a problem if..........

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
1. You have the CDC on speed dial

2. People from the CDC ask you "Haven't I Spoken to YOU Before?"

3. Your doctor won't return your phone calls

4. You know who Joel Gallant, Rick Sowsdsky and Ryan Kull are

5. You keep looking at your tongue

6. You have... Read more »

The Problem in Hispanic and Black Communities.

Posted by youngman, 1 Reply
Why is it that the Hispanic and African American Communities here in the United States are being hit the hardest with the HIV/AIDS problem. Is it possible because prevention and awareness is not a concern to our government, or is it another factor?... Read more »

Washing problem

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

After a vaginal intercourse - the condom was OK , I removed the condom with one hand and toilet paper
A few minutes after, I had a shower and washed my hand first and then my penis with weak water flow and soap. Did I have any risk of inflection... Read more »