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Diarrhea and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Diarrhea and HIV How Does Diarrhea Affect the Body? Treating Your Diarrhea Taking Care of Yourself Diarrhea and HIV Diarrhea is one of the most common problems for people living with HIV(HIV+). It can affect as many as 80 percent of HIV+ people. While diarrheacaused by advanced HIV disease has decreased, many HIV+ people have diarrheafrom their HIV drugs. Diarrhea occurs when you have bowel movements more...
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feeling hot and diarrhea from HIV meds?

Is it normal with hiv pos to wake up feeling hot but have no fever. I am undetectible with tcells at 480. Also with combivir and viracept does the diahrea ever go away? and if not is it bad for you? Could it lead to something else? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It is normal for some people to feel hot without registering a fever. The diarrhea associated with nelfinavir (Viraaacept) usually goes away or at lerast gets better with time for most people, but some individuals have persistent diarrhea. While... Read more »

diarrhea and HIV meds

I've been struggling with IBS/loose stools for a couple weeks now. I'm slowly getting back to normal, I hope. In the interim, I've noticed my Norvir isn't being absorbed. (I'm taking Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir, CD4 is 486)...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Issue of absorption of Norvir is particularly important if your viral level is not suppressed. If continues to be suppressed I would follow while trying to make further improvements is bowel function (many approaches can be variably helpful such as... Read more »

Diarrhea and Kaletra

Dear Dr,My friend has take Kaletra and other HIV anti-drug. His CD4 is 246. He gets diarrhea two times per day almost everyday even he tried to eat safe food. Do you think diarrhea is side affect of Kaletra? If so, how does he cope it? Before he...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Kaletra can cause diarrhea in some patients though there can be other causes that merit consideration. If the diarrhea is due to the Kaletra a number of intervnetions can be tried. Taking calcium supplements, loperamide, bran or other fiber... Read more »

diarrhea....

Hi,What is chronic diarrhea?I am a 27 year old female.I have been getting diarrhea for the last 6 months now and it concerns me. I only get it once every 3 daysand only first thing in the morning. The rest of my stools are normal in between. Is hiv...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
This would be a very unusual presenting sign of HIV; you should consult with your physician.JLS.... Read more »
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Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
When someone gets a symptom of Diarrhea, how bad is it normally? Is it on and off? I haven't been eating anything out of the ordinary or taking any meds and I seem to have to need to visit the bathroom twice daily and the stool is sometimes loose... Read more »

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diarrhea - sign of recent infection?

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