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Hiv And Pancreatic Problems

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Stomach problems Pancreatitis?

Ive asked about pancreatitis before now I finally have a GI Dr, but he thinks it may be something else. I know that some HIV meds can cause pancreatitis. After an endoscope and a colonoscopy this DR wont say what he thinks it might be, only that by...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There are a large number of patients who have survived for > 1 decade and still doing well on HIV meds. Small % of patients may have stomach irritation from ritonavir (in Kaletra) or other HIV meds so a careful review of other treatment /switch... Read more »

HIV and Pancreatitis

I have apparently had pancreatitis for a number of years, just recently diagnosed. Ths pain and... Read more »


I need your help. I recently started a job in Newport News Virginia. I have been HIV positive for... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange


Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas gland, the organ that secretes enzymes (which go into the gut and help you digest food) and insulin (which regulates the use of sugar). It may or may not cause symptoms such as: severe nausea... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

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 »

What Causes Gut Problems?

What Causes Gut Problems? Figuring out what is causing your gutproblems can be tricky. Is it an HIVmedication? Is it HIV itself? Is it your diet?Is it a parasite? Is it psychological? Is it alittle bit of everything --or something else? Tip To... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: HIV Conference at University of Chicago Looks at Problem in Minority Communities

A conference titled "Social and Structural Determinants of HIV Infections among Minority Populations " will take place at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration (SSA), 969 E. 60th St., Chicago, on November 16 and 17. The... Read more »
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Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »

I hope my throat problem is anxiety not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been worrying sick about HIV, but I havent had any kind of sex, shared needles, or had a transfusion. My throat feels life the sides rub together when I swallow. If I drink milk or water it helps go away for a while. It is not the "lump in... Read more »

Weird Sleeplessness Problem hiv related?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, all. I have seen recent posts from some people regarding sleeping problems. I have had the same thing for the past 8 months and have written it off to stress. However, it has become particularly severe now, and I wonder if hiv infection might... Read more »