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How To Manage Indigestion When You Are Hiv Positive

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...is angina or chest pain. If you have angina you will feel discomfort. It may be a heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing, or painful feeling in the chest. Sometimes angina and chest pain can be mistaken for indigestion. For some people, the first sign of heart disease is a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack include: Shortness of breath Heart palpitations (irregular beats) Increased heart rate Weakness Dizziness...
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Can anti-biotic drugs complicate/interfere with HIV medication?

Dear Dr,I have been on HIV medication (Sustiva/Kivexa) for three years with success. I am generally fit and healthy although recently experienced tenderness and swelling in one testicle. After getting this checked out, my doctor prescribed...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...doxycycline which can occur regardless of the anti HIV medications you are taking. Doxycycline can sometimes cause nausea, heartburn, indigestion and loss of appetite. If your symptoms become severe (persistent nausea, persistent diarrhea or... Read more »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fruits. Research to date has not shown that supplementation with vitamin C either delays HIV disease progression or improves HIV/AIDS survival. If you dig deeply into the vitamin C research you will find some laboratory reports suggesting vitamin... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Information You can get more information on nutrition and HIV from the following: A Clinician's Guide To Nutrition In HIV and AIDS, by Cade Fields-Gardner and others, published by the American Dietetic Association, $26 plus $5 shipping and... Read more »

GERD reaction

I experience GERD to the point of heart and throat palpations real severe.I have been taking Nexium for years, no longer helps. I watch what I eat,lost 30 lbs. Also diabetic.Any suggestions on what to take?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...proton-pump inhibitors, like Nexium, is atazanavir (Reyataz). For this reason, for my patients with serious issues with GERD or acid indigestion, I'll tend to avoid Reyataz in favor of other medications.BY Read more »
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An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

...medicine include generalized weakness, burning or prickling sensation in the hands and feet, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, flatulence, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, change in sense of taste, headache, dizziness,... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lopinavir/ritonavir in capsule and oral solution form was approved by the FDA on September 15, 2000,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...(ARVs). Milk thistle might help prevent liver damage. Several ARVs can cause stomach problems, and silymarin can help treat indigestion. How Is Silymarin Used? Silymarin is an extract of the seeds of the milk thistle plant. A standardized... Read more »
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 »
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oily fatty foods causing BAD indigestion

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...Anyone got any ideas? I've been suffering terrible stomach pains, indigestion, after eating anything with even the smallest amount of fat or oil in it. Yesterday I had an endoscopy. Immediately afterwards Read more »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...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 has... Read more »

long term non-progressors

Posted by norvasc, 1 Reply
...registered nurse, and I work now and for many years in an intensive care unit where we still get patients not doing so well with aids. I don't say what my status is with anybody at work. Many doctors are still saying stuff like in the past, if... Read more »

On going symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...one - a HJ after a massage. No touching of the masseuse by me or any other contact. At exactly +6 weeks I started having bad indigestion and feelings of nausea, at +7 weeks I had 4 nights of night sweats. Then for the next few weeks I felt cold... Read more »