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How To Manage Diarrhea When You Are Hiv Positive

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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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Management of diarrhea

Are there long term affects in the use of standostatin? If there is what are they, and how long can it be used? Is it better or no difference to use opium tincture? I have a patient who has 3 t-cells, cryptococcus, v/l over 150,000 and can not take...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fortunately I haven't had to use Sandostatin much recently but your questions brings back old memories for 5-10 years ago. Sandostatin used over a long time period is associated with a high rate of biliary/gall bladder problems (@ 12 months... Read more »


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,...
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 »

Young Girl- Constant Diarrhea

Dear Mr. Vergel,I am a 18 year old female, who eats a well balanced diet and excercises regularly, and has been having diarrhea since I was 12 years old. It has only got increasingly worse. Often, being nervous is directly correlated with the sudden...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Katleen:You need to go see a doctor. He/she may want to take a stool sample to test for parasites. You may also be required to have a colonoscopy. You may also have food allergies, or Crohns Disease or IBS. In the meanwhile, see if calcium carbonate... Read more »


Dr. Henry I have beeen AIDS positive since 1995 and currently am on Videx, Kaletra and Fuzreon all of which save the Fuzeon I've already built up partial resistance to. it MAY be the Kaletra as I'm supposed to take it on a full stomach...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A significant fraction of patients taking Kaletra experience some stomach/GI problems with diarrhear being the most common. If the problems abates when the Kaletra is taken with food and is worse on an empty stomach that argues fairly strongly that... Read more »
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Morning diarrhea and other issues.. a sign?

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Right, so here is what happened.

About 10 weeks back, whilst on holiday, I had sex with a sex worker. At the end of the session, I withdrew and was shocked to see that the condom had totally slipped off; it was inside the girl. I immediately washed... Read more »

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