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

Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Loss of Appetite Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, andanus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food isdigested and nutrients absorbed...
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Can Diarrhea/Weight Loss/Abdom.Pain be Presenting Symptoms?

In the last few months I have been experiencing nausea, fatigue, occasional diarrhea (about once every 2 weeks), weight loss (15 lbs in 5 months), abdominal pain, muscle pains, and a strange sensation in my throat. I have been to numerous doctors...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Yes these symptoms could be presenting symptoms of HIV/AIDS BUT these symptoms are NONSPECIFIC, meaning that they could relate to lots of other problems. By this time you should have some indication from your tests if there is an immunological... Read more »

Initial CD4/VL, hair loss, recurrent diarrhea

Hi,I was diagnosed positive 22.01.09. I do not know date of infection. My initial lab tests have shown that my CD4 is 675 25% and Viral load 17,800. I'm somewhat worried about relatively high VL; should I be?Also, can moderate hair loss and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your CD4 count is in the normal range, although your CD4% is slightly decreased. That viral load is in the low moderate range. A high viral load is one > 100,000. So, something to watch, but I am not overly concerned and you don't need HIV... Read more »

Bowel Inflammation, Diarrhea Dehydration and Weight Loss

My dear friend has had bleeding from the rectum for some time and has to go to the restroom about every 20 minutes. A recent colonoscopy revealed patches of inflammation throughout the colon from the anus on up. The Dr. suspects hiv and there is a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Concerned,The diarrhea sounds serious. Over the counter imodium will help and you can usually take more than the package states. The best re-hydrating solution is gatorade, whatever color he likes! Your MD should also consider colitis, not... Read more »

Diarrhea, nausea, weight loss

While on Combivir and Viracept I started to vomit everything I was eating. I had constant diarrhea since I was diagnosed in 1995 that got worst. I d/cd my meds thinking that it was causing this problem yet it continue. Stools were ordered and all...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
As you know, I am not a doctor but I speak from my own experience. I am so sorry you have gone through such hell. I hope I can help you.For your nausea, have you tried Zofran or Marinol?. Talk to your doctor about these two drugs.AZT can cause... Read more »
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diarrhea in hiv

Posted by anonymous123, 3 Replies
can diarrhea be the only symptom for hiv or do u have to have multiple symptoms? Read more »

Diarrhea/HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I live in Los Angeles and has HIV since 1982, I've had diarrhea for three weeks and got on a vitamin supplement with herbs, probiotics,colon cleanser, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidents and enzymes. My diarrhea went away in one and a half days and I... Read more »

AIDS related diarrhea

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS-related diarrhea? I am interested in learning more about its
prevalence, causes and possible treatments. Any feedback is
welcome. Thanks




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Question about Diarrhea Symptom

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 »