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Hiv And Soft Stool

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...one of the most common side effects of HIV, intestinal infections, and HIV drugs. Left untreated, it can cause dehydration (loss of water and nutrients) and wasting (unintentional weight loss). You have diarrhea if you have watery stools or if you have three or more bowel movements each day. If your diarrhea lasts for more than a few days, contains blood, or if you have a high fever or stomach pain you should contact your health care...
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Soft Stools and Diarrhea for years on treatment

Hi all:I know this topic has been discussed before, but I thought I might get some fresh opinions from others with the same issue. I know it's not a great topic but I'm at wits end.I've been hiv+ for 7 years and started Atripla within 2 months of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...For some patients the tenofovir in Truvada can cause chronic low grade loose stools so another possibility is a switch to Epzicom if HLA B5701 negative. Improving fiber in diet and regular use of active culture Read more »

Early yabadabadoo?

Hi Dr. Bob,Update from Adam. Summary of events: Possible exposure was 4/13. Negative proviral DNA by PCR on 5/21 (38 days after). Negative ELISA on 6/23 (10 weeks after). I know you told me to take the test again after I come back from Asia in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I take the Elisa test? The reason is that I don't feel normal (like Malaise) and I have been having soft stools lately ( not watery stools). I used to go like 2 to 3 times a day but now more like 4 or 5 times a day. Could this be anxiety or... Read more »

Proviral DNA by PCR

Hi Dr. Bob,I promise I will donate to this great foundation.Here is my story:I went to Amsterdam in April. On 4/13 I had a "massage therapist" come to my room. She is from eastern Europe. Initially she did some light rub on my back. Then we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...green phlegm, it certainly sounds infectious. The cause, however, was not HIV. As for your more recent complaints (malaise, soft stools), you ask "could this be anxiety or stress." The answer is yes. Absofrickinlutely! I anticipate these symptoms... Read more »

East coast boy needs your help!

Hey Doc! I hope you are doing well. I have written before with no reply, I am hoping today will be different. I had an episode of muff diving on July 13th this year. I also did some teasing by rubbing my member over the clit unprotected. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello East Coast Muff Diver,Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 154 days are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Your medications and mono would Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the Read more »
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Suspected hiv notice coming.

Posted by diego47, 2 Replies
...Turns out my appendix was to blame and it was taken out. Fast forward to December 19th, during all this time I still keep having loose bowel movements and now I'm having night sweats and and my neck is sore but my lymph nodes are not swollen. I... Read more »

Bowel Issues (Sorry, not a nice topic)

Posted by Sprite1, 6 Replies
...the symptoms at least I've not had diarrhea" only to wake up early the next morning and going to the bathroom to have a very loose stool. My bathroom habits have changed though. I used to be regular, always one fairly large solid stool about six... Read more »

Green Stools??? TWICE!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I tested negative at 9 months and after traveling to latin america, I now have green stools after having diarreah a couple of days ago and took immodium!!! i am not sure if this could be related to hiv as I took my 9 Read more »

Jockeyguy to Jblue!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...her and confronted her about her status and she has told me that she was not hiv +, she's now offended that I have. I do get soft stool when I visit the loo and am worried about this entire situation now. I have been under some very tense... Read more »