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How To Manage Constipation When You Are Hiv Positive

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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...cause loss of sexual desire and function, lack of appetite, headache, insomnia, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, and restlessness or anxiety. The tricyclics have more side effects than the SSRIs. They can also cause sedation, constipation, and erratic heart beat. Some health care providers also use psychostimulants , the drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder. A recent study showed that treatment with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)...
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Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra, truvada, instentra) I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made... Read more »

Constipation Question

I suffer from IBS-related constipation. My stools are often so hard, I have to insert a finger and pry them loose (yes, I wash my hands afterward). I also use public restrooms nearly every day, since I work in retail. Is this a risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and don't bring this topic up in polite conversation ever again. But, you should mention it to your general medical doctor. Constipation and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) are extremely common problems and there are much better therapies than... Read more »

Atripla constipation?

I am a 43 year old male diagnosed HIV+ in 11/03. Ive been taking Sustiva & Truvada, now Atripla since 9/04 with good results. In addition, I take 4g daily Omega 3 fish oil in order to keep triglycerides in check also with good results. My problem...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Constipation has not been commonly linked to any of the components of Atripla or fish oil. Also, I have not had patients in our clinic on Read more »

Constipation and Gas! Yuck!

It seems that my worst problems are managing GI side effects. I've been terribly constipated, but when I try Metamucil, it gives me bad gas. Can you recommend a good regimen for helping to alleviate constipation that won't cause gas? I'm on d4t,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You may want to try Fibricon or oat bran tablets. A good self-help book with a good chapter on bowel health is Healing HIV by Jon Kaiser -- I recommend that you order it and see what works for you. Keith Henry, M.D. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: ... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...stigma. Don't settle for, "You're lucky, this is the best time to get diagnosed" or "You should have known better." There are many AIDS service organizations (ASOs) that offer support and information to HIV-positive people. You will be able to... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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hiv AND having a hysterestomy

Posted by debfree, 2 Replies
...I would like to know is there anyone out there that has had a hysterectomy with hiv. Is it safe and how are you doing now Read more »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... Read more »

IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »