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How Does Hiv Affect Your Digestion

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS 2012 Daily Digest: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Science

This digest summarizes the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention science presented on Thursday, July 26. Cost-Effectiveness of More Frequent HIV Screening of MSM in the U.S. Lead Author: Angela Hutchinson Summary: This study, presented by Angela... Read more »

HIV/AIDS News Digest: May 10, 2011

Here is a quick look at a few HIV/AIDS stories recently reported in the media: Teens Often Willing to Accept Free or Low-Cost Rapid HIV Testing (From Medical News Today ) Just because the CDC recommends that everyone ages 13-64 should be... Read more »

HIV/AIDS News Digest: March 4, 2011

Here's a quick look at a few HIV/AIDS stories recently reported in the media: " New Bill Aims to Curb Rising HIV Rates " (From The Minnesota Independent ) Last week, Minnesota State Senators Scott Dibble, John Marty and Sandy Pappas -- all... Read more »
Ask the Experts


what are conditions that could affect digestion?...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Too many to even list here!! Here are a few: HIV infection, diet, exercise, opportunistic infection, stress, cancers, medications (both over the counter and prescribed), supplements (both over the counter and prescribed), and much, much more. If... Read more »

can hiv meds cause digestive system not to function properly?

hi,i started hiv treatment 3 years ago, when I started I used to go to the toilet two to three times a day but now I only go maybe once or twice a week. do you think there is something wrong with my digestive system because I eat and sometimes too...
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
Hard to say. You should document the frequency and description of bowel movements, as well as what you eat on a daily basis for at least a month and present that information to your doctor.... Read more »

Hiv and the digestive tract.

I have 2 negative tests after my exposure of unprotected sex. One at 4 weeks and one at about 29 weeks after. Problem is they have only been antibody tests, and I still have all symptoms. Getting worse and worse. Starting just yesterday my stools...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There are other infection sone can catch from sex besides HIV. HIV antibody tests are excellent for diagnosis of HIV and second guesses regarding false negatives lead folks to not consider more likely alternative diagnoses.For example Giardia is a... Read more »

Digestive failure

Had unprotected vaginal sex a year ago. I had 3 hiv antibody test after this. I tested to 8 months after the incident all antibody only tests. Still have very severe hiv symptoms. Severe eye floaters and buriness, my digestive tract seems to be...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Thanks for writing in. HIV testing done at 90 days or great is considered conclusive. In the United States, any tests that are administered by a reputable facility must be FDA approved, and can be considered reliable when done outside of... Read more »
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HIV affecting GI tract?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If HIV was causing problems in your GI tract would it only occur in late stages? I tested negative at 8 weeks, and have been diagnosed recently with inflammation in my large colon. Could this in anyway be related to HIV? Read more »

7/9, New York, NY: Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Riverside Church NYC
90 Claremont Avenue, Room 10T
New York, NY

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Light Refreshments and Networking
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 90 Minute... Read more »

Will ecstasy affect my hiv test results?

Posted by Heythere01, 1 Reply

I'm wondering if having used ecstasy short before the test affects it's results or not. Thanks! Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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