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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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Upper Management telling Managers of HIV/AIDS employee condition

My friend works in a Convient store and in 1996 contracted AIDS. He told Area Salesmanager about this in strictest of confidentiality and not to tell anyone. He told 3 people in upper management. These 3 people have told every manager of the store...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes. Since this has gone as far as it has, I suggest that he move quickly to hire an attorney to write a warning letter to the employer. It won't cost a fortune, and he needs to demand compliance with his right to privacy or they will continue... Read more »

Managing bloating with stribild

I've been on stribild for about three and a half months, and have been experiencing pretty constant lower abdominal bloating, feeling of fullness that never goes away. I eat very healthy and my diet has not changed at all since starting...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Gastrointestinal side effects are uncommon, but a characteristic side effect of Stribild. After three months, it's unlikely that they'll improve on their own, but it might be worth trying to take the... Read more »

Massive heartburn

I am 32 year old male HIV positive for 7 years and have persistent and sometimes severe heartburn. I find that when it occurs there is a burning in my oesophagus as well as pain around my general heart area and dizziness and lightheadedness. I am...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Have you been checked for H pyloi infection of the stomach ( a frequent cause of heartburn and treatable). Strong anti-acid drugs such as H2-blcokers or proton pump inhibitors can be used with your HIV regimen. Although one of your current HIV meds... Read more »

Severe Nausea and Heartburn

I have been on Kaltra and Combivir for 30 days. I was diagnosed with AIDS 5 weeks ago. CD4 140; VL 137,000.I am nauseous all day and have heartburn when lying down. Is there anything I can do to ease these side effects? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Upper GI complaints such as yours are fairly common with that combination-particularly in the first months. I trust you are taking with food. For the nausea I often try Reglan, Marinol or compazine. For heartburn (I often sense that the alcohol... Read more »
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